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Yanet Odilia Palma Perez, 41

Yanet Odilia Palma-Perez, a 41-year-old Latina, died Thursday, April 7, after sustaining blunt-force trauma in the 1600 block of West 51st Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

About 9 a.m., officers responded to a battery in progress at a home, said Los Angeles police Det. Dave Garrido. Palma-Perez was found in her bedroom with blunt-force trauma, Garrido said.

Palma-Perez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner's records.

Palma-Perez’s husband, Hugo Merino Cruz, a 36-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Cruz was charged with murder April 11 and is due back in court April 28, according to court records.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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