A 70-year-old woman was found dead inside her home in Marina del Rey on Christmas Eve, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said.

The body of Lois Rubino was discovered at about 2 p.m. December 24th in an apartment in the 4300 block of Marina City Drive in Marina del Rey, a Los Angeles County coroner spokesman said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives were called to the home to investigate the circumstances of Rubino’s death.

After an autopsy was conducted, the cause of death has been deferred, the coroner spokesman said.