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Huang, 82 [Update]

Xi Huang, an 82-year-old Asian woman, died Friday, April 29, in the 300 block of North Huntington Avenue in Monterey Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Huang was found on the floor in the bathroom of her home.

Authorities were called and Huang was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:25 p.m.

Winter said a cause of death has been deferred pending additional lab tests. Results will not be available for at least six to eight weeks.

Preliminary coroner records show Huang was found with blunt-force trauma to the back of her head, as well as possible asphyxiation and ligature marks.

Anyone with information about Xi Huang's death is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

[Update Jan. 12, 2012: According to coroner's records, Huang died from asphyxia by strangulation and her death was ruled a homicide.]

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