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El Monte shooting death investigated

November 27, 2011 |  4:18 pm

L.A. County sheriff's officials are investigating the shooting death of a woman whose body was found in a wash in El Monte.

The victim, who has not been identified, was described only as a Latina. The body was discovered shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday in the Rio Hondo Wash near Santa Anita Avenue and Lower Azusa Road.

Coroner's officials were on scene Sunday afternoon. No further details were immediately available.

The Sheriff's Department asks anyone with information about the shooting to call the Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

-- Abby Sewell