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Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Bus Bench In Windsor Square

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A homeless woman was found stabbed to death on a bus bench in Windsor Square last weekend.The body of 41-year-old Najat Pennell was discovered at a bus stop at Wilshire Blvd and S Norton Ave on the morning of Saturday, February 28, according to a release from the LAPD. Pennell was found by passers-by, who alerted authorities. Police responded at about 9:20 a.m. and met with L.A. Fire Department paramedics. Pennell was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators believe she had been dead for several hours before being discovered.

Pennell had been homeless for the past several years and often slept on that particular bus bench.

In December, the widow of a retired L.A. Superior Court Judge was found stabbed to death in her Windsor Square home in the 100 block of North Beachwood Drive.

Police are encouraging anyone with any information, or who saw anything the night of February 27 or the morning of February 28, to contact West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470.