Crime & Justice

Woman's body found in Van Nuys apartment, apparently murdered

The body of a woman who appears to have been murdered was found in her Van Nuys apartment today, police said.

The victim, about 40, was discovered by her roommate on the living room floor of their apartment about 1:45 a.m., Officer Gregory Baek of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section said.

The woman's body was partially clothed and showed signs of head trauma, Baek said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Baek also said prostitution was possibly involved.

Her death was being investigated as a homicide.