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Dead woman found in Auburn Boulevard motel room after shots heard

A woman was found dead from head trauma after a gunshot was heard coming from a motel room on Auburn Boulevard, authorities said.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Surf Motel in the 3200 block of Auburn Boulevard after a person called dispatchers about 11:45 p.m. Sunday to report hearing a gunshot. Deputies received further information that the sound of the gunshot might have come from a specific motel room.

Deputies arrived and entered the room, where they found the woman’s body around midnight, according to authorities. The woman, in her 40s or 50s, suffered trauma to her head but deputies have not said if she was shot.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the dead woman as Leonora A. Montoya, 53, of Sacramento.

No suspect had been identified as of Monday. Homicide detectives were investigating.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews