Death investigation: Woman may have been trying to get help at Downey home before collapsing

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An investigation is underway into a death in Downey on Nov. 29, 2020. (KTLA)

An investigation is underway into a death in Downey on Nov. 29, 2020. (KTLA)

An investigation is underway after a woman died in front of a home in Downey late Sunday night.

Police responded to the 11600 block of Lakewood Boulevard about 11:15 p.m. after someone reported an injured woman in the area, the Downey Police Department stated in a news release.

Arriving officers located an unresponsive woman with a head wound, according to the news release.

The woman, who was not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the woman had left her vehicle and was possibly trying to get to a nearby house for help before collapsing outside, a spokesperson for the police department said.

The woman is not believed to be related to the area, the spokesperson said.

No further information about what caused the woman’s death was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department at 562-904-2308. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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