LANCASTER – A woman was found dead in a Lancaster home late Friday night, prompting an investigation, authorities said.
The woman’s body was reported at 11:11 p.m. Friday, July 14, in the 43200 block of Doverwood Court, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Deputies were dispatched to the location regarding a medical emergency and “upon their arrival, deputies contacted the resident who told them that a female victim was at his residence fixing an appliance. He had briefly left his home and upon returning saw that she was on the floor unresponsive,” the sheriff’s news release states.
“Deputies saw that the victim, a female White adult, was suffering from blunt force trauma to the upper body,” the news release states.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s officials said. Her identity has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
“The suspect is unknown at this time. There is no additional information and the investigation is ongoing,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact sheriff’s homicide detectives at 323-890-5500.
UPDATE [Victim identified]: The deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Lyndi Fisher, authorities said.
UPDATE [Suspect arrested]: Sheriff’s detectives have announced the arrest of 30-year-old William Hughes, who told authorities he found Fisher dead in a garage Friday night at his home. Hughes told investigators Fisher was injured while repairing an appliance, according to the sheriff’s department. Hughes allegedly told deputies he had briefly left his home, and when he returned he saw Fisher unresponsive on the floor. Hughes is being held on $2 million bail, sheriff’s officials said. Homicide detectives are asking anyone with any information regarding Fisher’s death to call them at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.
UPDATE: Lyndi Fisher was on a service call for Arrow Appliance of Lancaster, according to the company, which made the following announcement via Facebook: “Last night [July 14] Arrow Appliance tragically lost one of our family. Our service technician Lyndi Fisher was murdered while completing her last service call of the day. We are all in shock and will miss her bright ray of sunshine everyday. Our love and prayers go out to her family and friends.” Arrow Appliance has started an online fundraiser to assist Fisher’s husband, Cass, with funeral expenses. To donate to this cause, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/x8zc4-lyndi-fisher-memorial-fund