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October 26, 2009 | 10:11
Agnes Bratton, a 79-year-old white woman, sustained a blunt-force head injury and died Sunday, Oct. 25, in the 6300 block of Gotham Street in Bell Gardens, authorities said.
Bell Gardens police, responding to a 911 call, found Bratton and an injured adult male believed to be her son about 10:15 a.m., according to a news release.
Bratton died at the scene and the man, whose name was not released, had what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities said.
-- Kim Christensen
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Map: The location where Bratton was pronounced dead. Credit: Google Maps