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Juana "Juanita" Maritza Sandoval, 56

Juana "Juanita" Maritza Sandoval (2017-02-17)

Juana "Juanita" Maritza Sandoval, a 56-year-old Latina, was found with blunt force trauma Friday, Feb. 17, in the 4900 block of Marionwood Drive in Del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 8 p.m., a person in the area noticed Sandoval on the ground near a parking lot, said Los Angeles Police Det. Sean Kinchla.

The person called authorities, who pronounced Sandoval dead at the scene at 8:18 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

An autopsy found that Sandoval died of blunt force trauma to the head, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner’s office.

Around that time, the power had gone out in the area, so there’s no camera surveillance of what may have happened, Kinchla said.

Sandoval lived in a housing development in the area.

Detectives are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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