A Los Angeles County parole officer was beaten to death in a burglary at her Lancaster home Sunday morning, according to police officials and a union representative.
LA County Sheriff’s Deputies found the victim, identified only as a black woman in her 50s, suffering from blunt force trauma at a home on the 45500 block of Barrymore Avenue in Lancaster at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release the sheriff’s department.
MPs were responding to a home invasion call, the press release said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man found in the home but did not identify him or provide additional information.
The union, which represents deputy parole officers, confirmed in a Facebook post that the victim was a parole officer. She was described as a veteran officer assigned to the Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Institution in Sylmar, according to a police officer with knowledge of the case.
The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity to candidly discuss the case, said the victim had just gotten home from work when the attack took place.
Sheriff and parole department spokesmen did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-26/la-county-probation-officer-killed-lancaster-home L.A. County probation officer killed at her Lancaster home