An autopsy has revealed that a 24-year-old woman found unresponsive in her bed in La Puente died of asphyxiation and the case has been ruled a homicide, the sheriff’s department reported Friday.

Photo by John Schreiber.

Kassandra Salvador of La Puente was pronounced dead around 8:40 a.m. Sunday after deputies responded to a call of a person not breathing in the 13200 block of East Gyna Lane, Deputy Grace Medrano of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.

“When deputies arrived, they found the victim lying on her bed unconscious and unresponsive,” Medrano said. “The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Detectives found no obvious signs of what caused Salvador’s death and also learned that the woman’s vehicle was missing, according to Medrano.

The coroner’s office conducted an autopsy on Tuesday and determined Salvador died of asphyxiation.

“The case was ruled a homicide,” Medrano said.

Salvador was found unresponsive by her mother, according to the sheriff’s department.

Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are seeking whoever is responsible for Sandoval’s death, but no suspect information has been made available.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at

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— City News Service

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