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Dorothy McGuire, 37

Dorothy McGuire, a 37-year-old white woman, was found dead Friday, March 2, in the 500 block of North Sparks Avenue in Burbank, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Burbank police responded to a report of an unresponsive woman, later identified as McGuire, inside a parked car in the driveway of a residence about 7 p.m., according to an LAPD news release.

McGuire's friend had called police after the victim failed to return home after a night out.

Burbank police contacted the LAPD after determining that McGuire may have died in the LAPD's Foothill Division.

Foothill detectives took over the case and obtained a warrant to search the house and car where McGuire's body was found.

According to coroner’s records, McGuire died from mechanical strangulation. Investigators believe she was killed at a site near La Tuna Canyon Road and the 210 Freeway.

Hours after her body was found, authorities arrested David Perry, a 43-year-old white man, in connection with her death. Officials said Perry owned the home and car in which McGuire was discovered.

Perry is being held in lieu of $1.15-million bail at the Twin Towers Jail in downtown. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 21 at the North Valley Superior Court in San Fernando.

Anyone with additional information about the killing is asked to contact Foothill homicide Dets. Adrienne Hamilton or Joshua Byers at (818) 834-3115. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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