LANCASTER, Calif. - A homicide investigation is underway in Lancaster after a woman was killed during a home invasion overnight.
Sheriff's deputies with the Lancaster Sheriff's Station responded to a call reporting a burglary/home invasion in the 45500 block of Barrymore Avenue just after midnight.
At the scene, deputies found the victim suffering from blunt force trauma to her head. She was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
The victim has since been identified as LA County probation officer Paula Lind, a 16-year veteran of the department.
An unidentified man found in the house was detained, according to officials. Investigators have not said whether that man was a suspect, just that he was detained after they entered the house.
No other information was immediately available.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477).