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Mary Jane Sternal, 90

Mary Sternal, a 90-year-old white woman, was shot and killed Thursday, July 29, in the 14000 block of Palawan Way in Marina del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said a relative went to Sternal's home and found her shot.

Authorities were called and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Sternal had sustained a gunshot wound to the head, according to coroner's records.

It appeared the shooting was a murder-suicide, Winter said. He did not have any more information about the case.

The Times has contacted investigators to get more details about the incident and will provide an update as soon as possible.

--Sarah Ardalani

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