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Body found on side of freeway identified as teen girl

April 27, 2011 |  7:51 am

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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