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Police rule out foul play in death of woman found in Malibu home

May 1, 2012 |  7:50 am

Investigators now say foul play is not suspected in the death of a woman whose body was found in the garage of her parents' home in Malibu.

According to sheriff's officials, 25-year-old Katie Wilkins' body was found Saturday evening at the home in the 23400 block of Moon Shadows Drive, KTLA-TV reported. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

An autopsy was conducted Monday, but the cause of death is pending the results of toxicology tests, which can take several weeks, authorities said.

"At this time, it appears that was no foul play involved in the death of Ms. Wilkins," according to an L.A. County Sheriff's Department statement. "The investigation is ongoing."

Wilkins' car, a silver a 1998 silver BMW Z3, license plate number 4AMN558, was missing.

She was staying at her parents' home while they were away on a business trip. The last time anyone talked to her was Friday morning, officials said. Her brother Steve went to the house Saturday evening and found her body.


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