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Police: Woman found dead was strangled

Oxnard police open homicide investigation

Police: Woman found dead was strangled

OXNARD, Calif. - Police said a  suspicious death over the weekend turned out to be a homicide.

The Ventura County medical examiner said a woman found in an alley was strangled. Her body was found near the  1300 block of E Street Saturday night.

With the help of fingerprints, she was identified as Pamela Sue Silva. The 42-year old had relatives in Ventura, but she did not have a permanent home.

This is the third homicide in Oxnard this year.

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