An 81-year-old woman has been found dead in her Woodland Hills home, and police are asking for community help to find who killed her.
A member of the victim’s family called police at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday, and officers drove to the 208000 block of Martha Street, north of Burbank Boulevard, and found the woman in a bedroom, Officer Annie Hernandez said. .
Hernandez said Ga Kim was declared dead at the scene. “On arrival, officers noticed evidence of forced entry and possible theft,” he said in a statement.
“The agents found the victim in her bedroom, lying on the floor, half of her body under the bed. She was almost charred, unconscious and disoriented,” according to the police report.
“Investigators were told that a family member went to the victim’s home and found her dead in her bedroom, and saw evidence of a fire,” Hernandez said.
The relative then called 911. Detectives scoured the neighborhood looking for security cameras, potential witnesses, and evidence.
“The exact cause of death is unknown at the present time, and there is no suspicious information,” the officer added.
Police said earlier that the house was looted and the victim was set on fire.
“Overall, it’s a quiet neighborhood,” said LAPD investigator Sharon Kim. “It’s the upper middle class, so a violent crime like this is uncommon in this neighborhood,” he told local media.
“I’ve noticed that there’s quite a bit of a trans population in this neighborhood, and we’re not sure if that could be related, but it’s something we all need to know when we come and go our homes,” Kim said.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the LAPD Valley and Homicide Investigations Division at 818-374-9550 or Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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