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Woman suspected of murder after discovered pushing a trash can with body parts

May 30, 2011 | 11:14 am

Lanowcarmen A 51-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after she was discovered on a city street pushing a trash can containing a man's body parts, Ontario police said.

Carmen Montenegro, who doesn't reside in the area, was taken into custody after residents in 700 block of Holmes Street spotted her pushing a trash can with a body in it and alerted police about 3 p.m Sunday, said Det. Jeff Crittenden. 

Montenegro was later booked on suspicion of murder, Crittenden said. The trash can contained parts of a man's body and investigators from the department and the county coroner’s office are searching for the other remains.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the victim died and where and how he was killed, Crittenden said. The victim has not been identified.

The daughter of a homeowner in the neighborhood told a KTLA-TV Channel 5 reporter that Montenegro is her cousin and that she came to the house Sunday with the body asking for help disposing of it. The woman said she did not know who the victim was.


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Photo: Carmen Montenegro was arrested by Ontario police. Credit: Ontario Police Department