The coroner’s office Saturday publicly identified a woman whose body was discovered on an embankment near Alhambra Golf Course.
Shu Chao, 71, was a San Gabriel resident, coroner’s officials said.
Chao reportedly suffered from severe dementia and other medical problems.
Deputies responded about 12:30 p.m. Friday to conduct a welfare check on a woman beside a flood control channel near Alhambra Golf Course, at 630 S. Almansor St., according to Deputy James Nagao of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
They found an unconscious elderly woman now identified as Chao and pronounced her dead at the scene, Nagao said.
Both the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Alhambra Police Department are investigating the death, and neither released further information.
Anyone with information about the case was encouraged to contact the sheriff’s department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or anonymously at LA Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS.
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