She was found in the afternoon in grave condition and died at a hospital.
Her estranged son, Christopher Francis Scarano, 19, was arrested April 3 and has been charged with his mother's murder. He is being held in county jail on $1-million bond and is scheduled to be in court May 28 for a preliminary hearing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hollywood homicide detectives at (213) 972-2910; the 24-hour, toll-free number at (877) LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637).
-- Andrew Blankstein