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Body found on side of freeway identified as teen girl

A 17-year-old woman was identified Wednesday as the person whose nude body was found in a plastic storage container next to a Boyle Heights freeway offramp.

Michelle Lozano was found dead Monday night after a homeless person called police to report finding her body next to southbound Interstate 5 at State Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue.

Lozano was a resident of Los Angeles and had a tattoo on each wrist, one reading "Love" and the other "Hate," officials said Wednesday.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office is expected to conduct an examination Thursday to determine the cause of the girl's death, officials said.


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My son went to elementary school with Michelle. They were friends and she was always so nice and polite. When I would pick up my son she would say hello and ask how I was doing. Whomever did this to her will be found and be made to answer for what he/she has done. I hope her family stay on the cops to make them keep up their investigation so that they find the person who did this. Michelle rest in peace and to her family my condolences and I will keep you in my prayers.

I live in Lincoln Heights with my wife and kids. I cant imagine this happening to anyone. I lost my daughter at 19, and still aint the same. No matter what happens to the person who did this the family will never be the same. This neighborhood for all the neighborhood politics with the gangs, need to find the people who did this and take care of it . No one deserves this to happen to our daughters, sisters and friends.

I live one block away from where Michelle lived and knowing that there is a murderer on the run gives me the chills. I feel very disturb am can not walk in peace. Please LAPD find this peron because he is a heartless person and dosent deserve to walk on the streets he deserves the worst death.

This story has already gotten lost in the news, event on the LA Times page, there is no mention of Michelle on the Homicide Report. Her services will be this Thursday.

Why is it when you enter Michelle Lozano on the latimes.com seach window it says: 0 search results for michelle (-) lozano (-)No Results Found

This is crazy, this story needs more coverage, it is almost like its being forgotten!!

May you Rest In Peace, Lovely.<3

So sad . The ela n north east la community should be scared and concerned sounds like serial killer on the loose . Police n parent sgould seek help from robert k ressler he the best at catching serial killers twenty years working with fbi

rest in peace michelle i m always gonna miss you i hate thatu had to go so early

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