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Girl, 13, Found Shot Dead in Apartment

June 11, 2002|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 13-year-old girl was found shot to death in a Lancaster apartment early Sunday, authorities said.

Evelyn Cendejas, whose body was found in an apartment in the 1100 block of West Avenue H-14, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Sonia Parra.

Neighbors told police they heard gunshots around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cendejas was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, said coroner's spokesman David Campbell.

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