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Pregnant Monterey Park woman's death probed as husband arrested

February 6, 2012 |  7:47 am

The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the death of a pregnant Monterey Park woman after marks found on her body led to the arrest of her husband.

Monterey Park police and fire officials responding to a report of a death at about 7 a.m. Sunday found 39-year-old Chenan Bao's body in the couple's home in the 1000 block of Ynez Avenue.

Police reported she died from injuries sustained in an incident of domestic violence, said L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Aura Lidman.

Bao was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact cause of her death hasn't been determined. 

Hongxin Liu, 41, was arrested after a coroner's investigator found suspicious marks on Bao and alerted sheriff's homicide detectives.

Liu was being held at the Monterey Park police station in lieu of $1-million bail, Lidman said.

The couple's 2-year-old daughter was put in the custody of child-welfare authorities.


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