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Woman Commits Suicide Using a Chainsaw, Sister Finds Body

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A woman in her 40s reportedly used a chainsaw to take her own life this week inside her home. The body was found at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday by her sister, according to City News Service.

"Her sister came home and found her in her room deceased on the bed with a chainsaw wound to the neck,'' according to Sgt. Richard Parks of the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Station.

The sisters shared the Palms-area apartment, according to LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman, who also told L.A. Now. fire officials say the body's decomposition indicates she may have been dead for as long as a day.

The deceased sibling left a suicide note, indicated Parks. How she used the chainsaw, however, is not immediately clear.