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

April 26, 2011 |  7:15 am

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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