UPDATE: Autopsy planned for woman found unconscious in Valencia parking lot

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies canvas and area of parking lot inside the River Oaks Shopping Center following the death of a woman Sunday night. Cory Rubin/The Signal
By Jim Holt & Ryan Mancini Signal Staff Writers   Investigators are hoping an autopsy will reveal what killed a 22-year-old woman found unconscious in a shopping center parking lot Sunday evening. The unresponsive woman was found at the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and McBean Parkway. She died a short time later at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. “We still have not contacted next of kin,” Coroner Investigator Anthony Lopez said Monday, noting an autopsy was pending. First responders arrived at the River Oaks Shopping Center after receiving a call at 5:21 p.m. about an unconscious woman, according to Capt. Michael Fuentes of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “We received a report that there was a medical emergency in the parking lot of the Valencia Target,” Lt. Andrew Dahring of the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station said Sunday night. The circumstances behind the woman’s arrival to that location remain unknown at this time. Sheriff’s deputies on the scene said there is no known threat to public safety in connection to their investigation. jholt@signalscv.com   661-287-5527   On Twitter @jamesarthurholt

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Ryan Mancini

Ryan Mancini

Ryan Mancini covers local news for The Signal. He joined in 2018, previously working as a reporter and editor for The Sundial, Scene Magazine and El Nuevo Sol while a student at California State University, Northridge, where he studied journalism and political science. He's lived in Santa Clarita since 2002.