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Wealthy L.A. neighborhood scene of apparent murder of woman, 86

LOS ANGELES -- A homicide investigation was continuing Tuesday into the death of an 86-year-old woman whose body was discovered in her home in the exclusive Windsor Square area, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Police identified the woman as Antonia Yager, who was the wife of a retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge who died in 2008.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the victim was described by friends and neighbors as a philanthropist who was found stabbed to death Monday night.

Officers were called to the home around 730 p.m. Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

"She was discovered by a caretaker who comes over a couple times a day to take care of the animals," Lt. John Radtke told CBS Los Angeles.

"The fire department came out here and determined she had what looked like a stab wound and so they called police," Lt. Radtke said.

There was no immediate sign of forced entry to the home and it wasn't evident that anything was stolen, he added.

Police haven't ruled out the possibility that the wealthy woman who often donated to charity was the victim of a home invasion robbery or burglary, the LA Times reported.

Anyone with information should contact the LAPD's West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213)382-9470.