LANCASTER — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating the death of a female black adult that occurred Sunday.

The 2:03 p.m. incident happened in the 45300 block of Seventh Street East.

Deputies assigned to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station responded to the location regarding a “person down” call. Upon their arrival, deputies located the victim, who had suffered blunt force trauma to the upper torso.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A family member was detained at the scene pending an interview with homicide detectives.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information was available late Sunday.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.  Tipsters may remain anonymous by calling “LA Crime Stoppers” at800-222-TIPS (8477), using a smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website

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