Mary Elizabeth Blaskey, 76, was found dead in her San Bernardino home Wednesday.
Mary Elizabeth Blaskey, 76, was found dead in her San Bernardino home Wednesday. (San Bernardino Police Department)

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Police are looking for a 2001 grayish-green Lexus ES300 with California license plate 4ULT539. Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1. Also, anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the San Bernardino Police Department at 909-384-5742. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 909-384-5656.


SAN BERNARDINO -- A man found his 76-year-old mother dead in her home Wednesday when he went to pick her up for a doctor's appointment, police said.

"There was evidence of foul play, and there was trauma to the victim," said police Lt. Paul Williams. "This is a very sad situation."

The discovery of the body of Mary Elizabeth Blaskey shortly before 2 p.

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m. in the 3000 block of Fremontia Drive shook up the usually quiet neighborhood where well-kept homes with manicured lawns line the street.

One woman, who didn't want to be identified, said it's very rare to have any police activity in the neighborhood.

Blaskey's death was the 42nd homicide in the city this year, Williams said.

Blaskey shared her home with a son who was working in the High Desert when the slaying took place, according to authorities.

Another son was the one who found her body.

Neither man is being investigated as a suspect, authorities said.

Blaskey's home was ransacked, and her 2001 grayish-green Lexus ES300 with California license plate 4ULT539 was missing, police said.


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Because the home was in such disarray, it was not immediately clear if anything other than the woman's vehicle was taken.

Crime-scene investigators worked well into the night processing evidence at the home.

Investigators at the scene would not comment on any leads, saying they did not want to compromise the investigation.

"This is a quiet bedroom-community area of San Bernardino," Williams said. "This is an absolute tragedy."

Anyone who sees Blaskey's vehicle can call 9-1-1.

 Mary Elizabeth Blaskey, 76, was found dead in her home in the  in the 3000 block of Fremontia Drive on Wednesday afternoon. Her body was discovered by her
Mary Elizabeth Blaskey, 76, was found dead in her home in the in the 3000 block of Fremontia Drive on Wednesday afternoon. Her body was discovered by her son when he arrived to pick her up for a doctor's appointment, San Bernardio police said. "There was evidence of foul play and there was trauma to the victim," said police Lt. Paul Williams. "This is a very sad situation." (Beatriz Valenzuela / Staff)

Anyone with information on the case can call the San Bernardino Police Department at 909-384-5742. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 909-384-5656.


beatriz.valenzuela@inlandnewspapers.com, 909-386-3921, @IEBeatriz