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Woman's body found outside Northridge home

An investigation was underway Thursday after a woman’s body was found in front of a Northridge home.

The discovery was made about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 10200 block of Encino Avenue, near Devonshire Street. A passerby heading north on Encino spotted the victim slumped over on the sidewalk and called 911.

Paramedics responded and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The victim — said to be 30 to 35 years old — has not been identified. There was no information about the cause of death. It was also unclear whether the woman died at the scene or her body was dumped there.

“We have been investigating, we have looked at the property here. We still don’t know her connection to the property,” said LAPD Det. Harvey Martin.

Investigators were at the scene for about 12 hours. They removed a car from in front of the residence but would only say it was a vehicle of interest.


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