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Officials identify LAPD officer's mother found slain in South L.A.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of an LAPD officer's mother, who was found slain in her South Los Angeles home Sunday morning.

The officer dropped his mother off at her home, located in the 1600 block of West 66th Street, Saturday night and called her Sunday morning but got no response, according to the LAPD. The officer, who has not been identified, went to his mother's home Sunday about noon to check on her welfare and found her body.

The woman was identified as 79-year-old Cleo Hughes, said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. An autopsy will likely occur Monday, MacWillie said.

No arrests have been made in the case, police said Monday morning.


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-- Andrew Blankstein (twitter.com/anblanx) and Kate Mather (twitter.com/katemather)

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