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The bloody murder of a beaten woman whose body was found in a Bellflower parking lot was being investigated Monday by law enforcement authorities.

The body was found shortly before midnight Sunday in the 17600 block of Bellflower Boulevard, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

“Suspicious bruising was found on the upper torso of the victim and is being investigated as a homicide,” Alexander said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. Another woman was detained pending interviews with detectives.

The death was reported in a parking lot, said coroner’s Investigator Jerry McKibben.

—City News Service

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