Body found in car trunk identified as that of missing man
Victor Eduardo Mardueno, 25, called his girlfriend Sept. 23 to say he was leaving a friend's house to go to her place but never showed up, said Covina police Lt. Pat Buchanan.
When he didn't arrive, she called police.
Four days later a body was found in the trunk of the Toyota Camry he had been driving when he disappeared. It was parked in the 1000 block of East Wanamaker Drive in Covina.
Neighbors had called police to report that the car had been sitting there for several days, Buchanan said.
Mardueno died of multiple gunshot wounds, said officials with the L.A. County coroner's office.
Buchanan said police were still trying to track down Mardueno's friends and acquaintances to piece together what might have happened.
Investigators have not identified a suspect.
-- Abby Sewell
Image: Map shows location of last week's finding, in purple, as well as 17 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report