Police today continued to investigate the death of an 87-year-old woman -- a retired Los Angeles county sheriff's homicide detective -- whose body was discovered inside a freezer in the garage of her Riverside home.
Riverside police said the body was discovered when officers went to the residence in the 6000 block of New Ridge Drive at about 9:35 a.m. last Sunday to conduct a welfare check on the woman, who lived there with a daughter. Authorities identified the woman as Miriam E. Travis. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Travis was a 27-year employee of the agency, retiring in 1990 as a detective sergeant. She worked in the department's Homicide Bureau for 11 years.
A former colleague told the Los Angeles Times that Travis was the first woman to work murders