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Celia Castro, 84

Celia Castro, an 84-year-old Latina, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, less than two weeks after she was assaulted in the 1300 block of West Avenue J in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Castro was possibly assaulted by her son Sept. 22 about 2:15 p.m.

After the incident, Castro was taken to Lancaster Healthcare Center, where she remained until her death Oct. 4 at 7:45 a.m.

Winter had no other information about the woman’s death.

Anyone with details about the killing is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters who'd like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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