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Gruesome Discovery Made in Southern California Waterway

By Chris Jasurek

An investigation was underway Monday after a woman was found dead in a waterway in Southern California, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a body, which mysteriously appeared in the water under a highway overpass in the City of Industry suburb of Los Angeles.

Officers responded to a Person Down call around 1:35 p.m. on June 11.

According to the Daily Bulletin, Deputy Wally Bracks of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said officers found the body of a still-unidentified female floating in the water under the Fullerton Road off ramp of the 60 Freeway.

The woman’s body was found in the tunnel under the Fullerton Channel overpass. (KTLA screenshot)
The woman’s body was found in the tunnel under the Fullerton Channel overpass. (KTLA screenshot)

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s department has ruled the death a homicide.

The only information the police have released is that the woman was a white adult, and that she was not shot or stabbed, though there was “trauma to her upper torso,” KTLA reported.

The list of mysteries dwarfs the list of facts: Who was this woman? How did she get there? Was she killed elsewhere and dumped there?

Who saw the body? Who made the call? Did the person who made the call see anything else?

A Sheriff’s Department photographer takes pictures where the body was found. (KTLA screenshot)
A Sheriff’s Department photographer takes pictures where the body was found. (Screenshot via KTLA)

The sheriff’s department hope the coroner’s office will help out with some sort of identifying marks, and a cause and time of death.

In the meantime, anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

 

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