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89-Year-Old Woman Dies After Sustaining Blunt Force Trauma in Hollywood Apartment; Suspect in Custody: LAPD

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after an 89-year-old woman was found dead inside a Hollywood apartment early Wednesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

L.A. police and firefighters respond to a homicide investigation in Hollywood on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

L.A. police and firefighters respond to a homicide investigation in Hollywood on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

About 12:30 p.m., officers were called out to the 7000 block of Hawthorn Avenue where they discovered the victim, according to LAPD Detective Sean Kinchla.

The woman suffered from injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and died at the scene, Kinchla said.

The victim's name has not yet been released. She lived in the building where she was found, police said, and many who lived there told KTLA they recalled having helped her with her groceries in recent weeks.

Officers identified the suspect as Jerrod Vaile-Martindale, 29. He was being held on $2 million bail on suspicion of murder, authorities said.

Detective have not revealed the connection between Martindale and the victim, but did say the woman lived in the building with at least two other men who were not relatives. The suspect appeared to be visiting the location, officials said.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the homicide and did not immediately release any additional information about the case.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang and Erika Martin contributed to this story. 

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that a second person was in critical condition. This post has been updated.