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Woman, 20, Drowns in Back Yard Pool

A 20-year-old woman with a history of epilepsy died in an apparent accidental drowning Wednesday at her Valencia home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Holly Ruffner, who was wearing her bathing suit, was discovered in a pool behind her home in the 24300 block of Mornington Drive by a maintenance man, deputies said. Paramedics took Ruffner to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Deputies said a coroner’s autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.


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