Officials say slain Alhambra Unified teacher not shot*

*Updated 04.05.13:

Detectives are seeking the public's help in the case of Carmen Garcia, a retired Alhambra Unified school teacher who was found dead in her home on Easter Sunday. Officials initially believed the woman was shot to death, but an autopsy revealed otherwise, Pasadena Star-News reports.

"I've been working homicides for more than 15 years. This case troubles me. It really does," he told the Star-News.

Anyone who has seen anything unusual or has information is asked to contact Sgt. Clark or Detective John Fredendall of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Originally posted 04.04.13:

Carmen Garcia, 65, was found shot dead at her Temple City home on Easter Sunday. Friends of Garcia, who retired in 2011 after teaching at Alhambra's Independence and Century high schools, remember her as "an excellent teacher," Pasadena Star-News reports. Many of the teachers and staff at Century High School took the day off on Monday.

"Everybody's just in shock and devastated that this would happen to her," Debbie Rea, Century school registrar, told the Star-News. 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is looking for clues and suspects, and results of an autopsy on Tuesday are not being revealed due to the investigation, a Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman told the Star-News.

Read the full article from the Pasadena Star-News.

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