Pasadena Woman Found Dead in Parking Lot Was Not Beaten

Published : Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 4:43 AM

Pasadena Police Department detectives have concluded that, based on the Los Angeles County Coroner’s initial findings, a woman found dead in a Pasadena medical center parking lot did not die from physical assault or beating.

The body of Pamela Kay Cross, 69, was spotted and reported to police by a passerby on July 14.

“The Coroner’s office will conduct further medical exams in efforts to pinpoint the actual cause of the death. For now, based on the lack of internal trauma on the body, we are confident there was no assault,” said Lieutenant, Jesse Carrillo, Pasadena Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division.

Meanwhile, according to Carillo, Pasadena police detectives continue to canvass for video footage and potential witnesses, coupled with a family follow-up, in their efforts to get a more accurate account of the final day.

“We are still treating this as a suspicious death, which is investigated to the extent leads are available,” said Carillo. “We are not calling this a homicide, but the suspicious death classification affords us the ability to investigate it thoroughly as possible.”

Cross’s body was found in a parking lot in the 100 block of Alessandro Place, west of South Fair Oaks Avenue, at 3:01 p.m.

The police deemed the death “suspicious” at the time of the body’s discovery and are obviously sticking to that characterization.

Officials ask anyone with any information about the woman’s death to contact them immediately at (626)- 744-4241 or you may report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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