A SWAT team and a bomb squad responded to a neighborhood in Simi Valley Thursday after a man arrived home to find a dead woman inside his home, along with a sign claiming there was a bomb in the building, officials said.
The incident began just before 7 p.m. at a home in gated community in the 500 block of Fairfield Road, according to Simi Valley Police Department Cmdr. Steve Shorts.
The man arrived home to find a woman suffering from some sort of traumatic injury, possibly dead, in the house, he said. He called 911, and firefighters first responded to what appeared to be a medical emergency, Shorts said.
Fire officials found a woman on the ground suffering from some sort of injury, officials said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was unclear how the woman died, but Shorts noted that there was a great deal of blood at the scene.
"As the event progressed, personnel at the scene found script written on the wall indicating there was a bomb inside the residence," Shorts said.
Officials evacuated nearby neighbors and summoned a SWAT team and a bomb squad to the scene.
It was not clear whether the dead woman was known to the resident who discovered her.
No further details were available.