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Woman who pushed trash can of body parts sought help disposing of them, police say

June 1, 2011 |  4:07 pm

Carmen Montenegro

A woman charged with murder after police found her wheeling a trash can full of a man’s body parts on an Ontario street had tried to hire a relative and laborers to help dispose of the body, according to law enforcement sources.

Investigators believe Carmen Montenegro had concealed the dismembered remains in a relative’s yard in the 700 block of Holmes Avenue and then, after becoming fearful that they would be discovered, tried to get relatives and laborers on Sunday to help move them.

Ontario Police Det. Jeff Crittenden said the smell was so overwhelming as Montenegro pushed the trash can that residents alerted police. She was found trying to abandon the 30-gallon bin on a neighboring street.

Detectives are still trying to determine the identity of the man dismembered but are focusing on a former boyfriend whom Montenegro once shared a house with in Diamond Bar.

Montenegro, 51, remained in custody at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and has refused to cooperate with detectives, authorities said.


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-- Richard Winton

Photo: Carmen Montenegro. Credit: Ontario Police Department