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Woman found dead in vitamin store after 'bold' daytime robbery

A woman was found dead Thursday inside a Huntington Park vitamin store, and police believe the death may be tied to a daytime robbery of the shop, which sells herbal remedies and vitamins on a bustling street.

Huntington Park police discovered the body after they were called at 6 p.m. Thursday to the Global Nature store at 2703 E. Florence Ave., said Lt. Christopher Bonzer.

Homicide detectives are investigating the case and coroner’s officials are trying to determine the cause of death.

Police told KTLA News the crime was brazen.

"Businesses open, people walking around going home from work, doors are open.... Pretty bold on this suspect's [part], the way he did this," said Huntington Park police Det. Sgt. David Cassidy.


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Photo:  Huntington Park police talk to the owner and her family members at a herbal store where a woman was found dead. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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