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81-year-old Porter Ranch woman found dead in home spa

August 9, 2009 |  4:03 pm

An elderly woman was found dead today by Los Angeles city firefighters who pulled her from the bottom of a spa in Porter Ranch, authorities said.

Relatives had called authorities about 2:09 p.m. to report that they were worried because they had not heard from the 81-year-old woman. She has not been identified.

Rescue workers arrived at the woman’s home in the 19000 block of Nashville Street and found her in the above-ground whirlpool, authorities said.

“She was sadly beyond our help and declared deceased at the scene,” said Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz