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Woman's body found on eastbound 105 Freeway in Paramount [Updated]

The body of a woman was found early Sunday on a freeway in Paramount, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. 

The woman's body was found on the eastbound 105 Freeway about 6 a.m. between the Garfield Avenue and Paramount Boulevard exits, the department said.

No other information was given. Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating. 

-- Corina Knoll

[Updated at 6:45 p.m.: The Los Angeles County coroner's officials have identified the woman but have not released the name because they have not yet notified her next of kin. Detectives believe she was dumped on the freeway or thrown from a vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Detectives described the woman as African American, about 5-foot-5, with a petite build, in her mid to late teens or early twenties. The words "Kenaya Faith Morgan" are tattooed on her back, surrounded by stars.]

-- Christopher Goffard

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They've closed the freeway. I drove by this morning & saw reporters down in the freeway. Its scarey because I live right next to this freeway in the Meny neighborhood.

I was on the 105 frwy at around 12:30pm on Sunday and this poor girls body did not even have a cover over her. You would think she would since they found her at approx 5:30 am. The so called barriers they had to cover her were about 50 to 75 feet from her body and myself and my passengers so her laying flat, naked and deceased. I wish the police would have at least given her the decency to cover her with a tent like cover.

This was a horrific sight to behold. Such a cruel world.

My sister and I were coming back from LAX from picking up her son. I seen the victim through the barriers. I did not know at the time if the victim was male or female. I did comment to my sister that I saw a naked body while passing the barriers. I understand that the police were investigating but they could have at least covered the victim with a sheet to keep the onlookers from the over pass above from looking down on her. Instead they left her there uncovered. Where is the respect for the victims?

They can't cover the body without compromising the scene. They cover the body if they know it was a car accident or something that wasn't possibly murder.

I have been thinking of this poor girl since i heard of this,, I would like to learn her name... I pray that her Mother and family will be strong, this is a horrible thing to do, I have two teens and can't imagine my lil ones going through anything like this.

Lord please keep this young womans Family at your side and pray for her soul and also we pray for the indivitual or indivituals who might have done this to see what has been done to this poor girl and Family so that they might do the right thing Lord.

I can't believe what people commented on. I was dropping my sister off at work and I saw the barriers on the #2 and # 3 lanes...and the body was on the right median, and IT WAS COVERED with a YELLOW tarp. This was around 9:30am
Sheriffs detectives were about 100 yards away. But as of early in the morning, the BODY was covered.


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