Badly decomposed body found at recycling center near Chinatown
Los Angeles Police Department detectives on Saturday were trying to determine the identity of a body found wrapped in a plastic bag at a recycling center near Chinatown.
Officials said the body, which was badly decomposed, could be that of a woman in her 20s.
Homicide detectives from the LAPD's Central Division were sent to the scene in the 1000 block of North Main Street, in the Chinatown area less than two miles from Dodger Stadium, said Sgt. Mariano Moreno.
He said the police dispatcher’s radio call for a death investigation came in at 3:05 p.m. Friday.
There was no immediate information available on the woman's identity or cause of death.
Authorities said they would work with the private recycling firm to see whether there's a way they can track shipments into the facility.
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Photo: Scene of the investigation. Credit: KTLA