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Woman's body found in storage container near 5 Freeway offramp in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police were trying to determine Tuesday who killed a woman and dumped her nude body in a plastic storage container next to a Boyle Heights freeway offramp.

A homeless person called police after finding the body in a broken-open container in the brush next to southbound Interstate 5 at State Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to an official at the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Station.

Police are investigating the woman's death as a homicide and believe she may have been killed somewhere else and dumped at the site.

The L.A. County coroner's office was working to identify the woman and determine how she died.

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Update this please.. very disturbing.

Welcome to the City of Angels.

it aint all good on the east side

My friends girlfriend thinks it's her little sister..Their going to the coroners to identify her right now...Hopefully not! My friend said she has been gone since easter and hasnt called or anything.

Friend of Friend - I'm praying that it's not your friend. And if it isn't I hope where ever she is, she's safe.

Dam, it was her.. She was only 20 yrs old :(

Do you think this could have a connection with the other body that was found in the Los Angeles river (Esmeralda Gutierrez) on April 15th 2011?

It was Michelle :( my prayers go out to her family!

I KNOW OF A MICHELLE THAt SOUNDS SIMILAR TO THIS .. MICHELLE LOZANO NOT SURE BUT SHE LIVES IN LINCOLN HIEGHTS ? IS THIS STORY ON HER DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE REAL ANSWER TO MY QUESTION IF SO PLS COMMENT BACK ASAP

Hey sam! Sorry to hear that it was actually her! My prayers are with her family as well. Let Ana know im willing to help out with anything, I tried calling u, but yr phone is out of service. Im here for u too. D.

This sounds an aweful lot like what's going on south of the border...if it isn't, it's just a matter of time.

Im truelly sorry to hear about yuor lost, tragic and scary to hear im 20 and that scares me.

@ Vanessa, yes thats what kcal 9 said her name was, sorry.

very sad.. This girl is related to my aunt's husband which is my uncle.. my heart goes out tho the family... I hope that who ever did this to her will pay with a life time of sentence if they ever capture him or them..

RESTING HER SOUL
IN PARADISE<3
Michelle was a wonderful kind loving friend who would always put a smile on one anothers face no matter where or what the situation was .She was only 17 we all love and miss her dearly my heart gose out to her family she is now in a better place looking down on us its very tragic on how she passed away all we can do is move forward with it and have her in mind knowing that she wants the best for all of us .her candle light vigil is today at 630 pm on griffin ave. MISSING YOU DEARLY MICHELLE <333 LOVING YOU ALWAYS

She was my neighbor. I didn't no know her that well, but I have spoken to her when a passed her home. She was a kind sweet little girl, yes I said little girl because she was someones little girl, her life was just beginning. She loved her orange cat very much and every time I see her picture on donation cans she is holding her cat it breaks my heart. Rest in Peace .

She was my neighbor, I didn't know her that well but we spoke when I passed her home while walking my dogs. She had a yellow cat that she loved very much, she is pictured with her cat on donations cans I have seen in several locations. She was a kind sweet little girl with her life ahead of her. I refer to her as a little girl because she was someone's little girl. I miss not seeing her sitting on her apartment stairs talking with friends. Rest in peace Michelle.
Your neighbor Ruby


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