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Woman found in Torrance hotel died of asphyxia

June 23, 2011 |  9:40 am

Map shows approximate location of incident. Click through for more information on the area. A 45-year-old woman found dead in a Torrance hotel room died of asphyxia, the L.A. County coroner's office confirmed Thursday.

Hotel workers found the body of Blaza Renee Miller about 3 p.m. Monday at the Extended Stay America Hotel in the 3500 block of Torrance Boulevard.

Miller’s death has been listed as a homicide.

At the time her body was discovered, police said they also found blood in the room.

Authorities said they believe Miller, who would have turned 46 next week, had been staying at the hotel for several months.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Torrance police detectives at (310) 618-5570.


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Map: Shows approximate location of incident. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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