Tulare woman found slain in her home

Tulare police discovered the body of 68-year-old Roma Reid in her home Wednesday after officers were alerted that she missed an appointment.

Sgt. Andrew Garcia said officers knocked on the woman’s door in the 200 block of East Garfield Avenue around 1:45 p.m. There was no response, so police forced their way in through the front door and discovered the body.

Detectives ruled the death a homicide but have not released information on her injuries. It marked Tulare’s ninth homicide in 2015.

No other information was immediately available.