An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause and manner of death of an elderly Tehachapi woman, the Kern County Sheriff's Office has reported.
According to a news release issued just after midnight, the KCSO received a call at about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from a friend of the woman who had been asked to check on her after her daughter, who lives out of town, had been unable to reach her for about two days. The family friend had entered the residence and located the decedent.
Homicide detectives responded and initiated an investigation at the woman's home in the 21200 block of Prospect Avenue near Old Town Road in rural Tehachapi.
Detectives did not locate any signs of foul-play. The investigation is ongoing.
Additional information will be posted when it becomes available.