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Chenyan Bao, 39

Chenyan Bao, a 39-year-old Asian woman, was found dead Sunday, Feb. 5, in the 1000 block of South Ynez Avenue in Monterey Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Monterey Park police and fire officials responding to a report of a death about 7 a.m. found Bao's body in the home she shared with her husband and child.

At the time of the incident, Bao was about 3 months pregnant. The fetus has been identified as Baby Bao, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

Police reported Bao died from injuries sustained in an incident of domestic violence, said L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Aura Lidman. According to coroner's records, Bao was smothered and died from asphyxia.

Bao's husband, Hongxin Liu, was arrested in connection with her death.

Liu, a 41-year-old Asian man, 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.

Anyone with additional information about the killing is asked to contact the Monterey Park Police Department at (626) 307-1211. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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