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Clara Mae Williams, 96

Clara Mae Williams, a 96-year-old black woman, was found dead Friday, Jan. 10, in the 11410 block of Hawthorne Boulevard in Hawthorne, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner’s records.

Housekeepers at a hotel in the area heard two loud pops inside a room and called police, according to coroner’s records.

Police responded and found Williams and her son dead inside the hotel room, according to a news release from the Hawthorne Police Department.

Williams, who had been shot once, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:07 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Detectives found a suicide note and a revolver near the man, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the detective bureau at (310) 349-2727. 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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