At about 11:40 a.m. officers responded to the Colony Motel, located at 1629 Pacific Coast Highway, and found a woman dead inside one of the motel rooms, a police official told KTLA.
The woman suffered blunt force trauma, and appeared to be between the ages of 40 and 50, police said.
LAPD did not release any details about a possible suspect.
An investigation was underway.
No other information was immediately available.
KTLA’s Dottie Evans contributed to this story.