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Daisy Funes, 30 [Updated]

Daisy Funes, a 30-year-old Latina, died Monday, March 22, in the 14600 block of Calvert Street in Van Nuys, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

At about 1 a.m., authorities saw a man running from a residence, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. When they entered the location, they found Funes' body, Winter said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:50 a.m., he said.

Coroner's officials initially said Funes died of blunt-force trauma and listed her case as a homicide. Coroner's officials have since deferred a final determination in the case pending additional tests that will not be available for another six to eight weeks.

[Updated Feb. 28, 2011: Coroner's officials said Funes' death was ultimately ruled a homicide. She died from multiple traumatic injuries.]

-- Sarah Ardalani

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