Brawley Woman found unresponsive


brawley police badgeBRAWLEY — A local woman was found Sunday morning lying in front of a business in the 200 block of 8th Street in Brawley, across from the fire department.

She was transported to Pioneers Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Deputy County Coroner, Rodolfo Barron, said the woman was identified as 54-year-old Melody Lobstein of Brawley.

The death is under investigation. An autopsy is pending. Barron said because of the woman’s history of drug abuse, toxicology tests would be taken. Results could take several weeks before they are known.