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86-Year-Old Judge's Widow Found Stabbed To Death In Her Bed

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Police are investigating the mysterious case of an 86-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her Windsor Square home last night.CBS Los Angeles has identified the woman as Antonia Yager, the wife of a retired L.A. Superior Court Judge who passed away a few years ago. A caretaker checked in on Yager's cats around 7:25 p.m. Monday night in her home on the 100 block of North Beachwood Drive and found the woman's body, according to City News Service. Police searched the home and only found the woman inside.

"She (was) an 86-year-old woman, said to be in very good shape," LAPD Lt. John Radtke said. "She took care of herself, (she) liked to drive around and run her errands every day, so (this was) a big surprise."

Police didn't find a weapon and there were no signs of forced entry. They say they're looking for blood, fingerprints, footprints or any other clues about what might have happened to the woman, and they don't suspect the wounds were self-inflicted. They're also asking neighbors questions about whether they saw anything odd happen in the days before the Yager's body was found. It's not clear how long she was dead.

Police said that the area is a target for burglars, but there were any signs anything had been stolen, according to CBS. Violent crime is pretty rare in this ritzy neighborhood to the east of Hancock Park that includes Larchmont. Only two people have been killed since 2000, and the last homicide happened in 2001, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Anyone with information on the case was urged to call homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470, or (877) LAPD-247.