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The identities of the mother and son have not been revealed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

By Naledi Ushe
April 06, 2021 08:11 PM
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A woman was found dead in a trash receptacle in Huntington Park, Calif., on Monday.

The woman is believed to be a 75-year-old missing person, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department revealed in a press release

On Sunday, at around 10:30 p.m. police responded to a location on the 2500 block of Santa Ana Street in Huntington Park with regards to a report of a stolen vehicle.

The police then "contacted the informant (resident) who stated their vehicle was missing along with a 75 year-old female family member," the press release stated.

"Preliminary information revealed foul play at the location and a stolen vehicle/missing persons investigation was initiated," according to investigators.

At approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, police found the stolen vehicle and the missing 75-year-old woman's son inside the car.

Hours later at around 6:30 a.m., investigators found the woman's body in a trash receptacle near the location of the stolen car. The 75-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Her cause has yet to be determined by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

The woman's son is a person of interest and is being detained pending the ongoing investigation.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau is asking anyone with information to call 323-890-5500 or "Crime Stoppers" at 800-222-TIPS (8477) if you wish to remain anonymous.