Possible Missing Person Found Dead in Trash Receptacle


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A woman was found dead in a trash receptacle in Huntington Park, California, on April 5, 2021. The woman is believed to be a 75-year-old missing person.

On Sunday, at around 10:30 p.m. police responded to a location 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. Preliminary information revealed foul play at the location and a stolen vehicle/missing persons investigation was initiated.

At approximately 1 a.m., 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. Her cause of death 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.

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