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Woman found dead in car trunk likely committed suicide, police say

August 10, 2012 |  6:38 am

Police believe the Long Beach woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car near UC Irvine likely committed suicide, authorities said.

The body of Anna Oung, 29, was discovered in her car on Tuesday night.

"All evidence discovered to date by Irvine Detectives, including preliminary information received from the medical examination is consistent with Anna's death being a suicide," the Irvine Police Department said in a statement. "Detectives do not suspect foul play."

Oung did not return home from work Tuesday, prompting her husband to call police, said Irvine Police Lt. Julia Engen. Using a tracking device on her cellphone, her husband found her vehicle, which was parked near Beech Tree Lane north of University Drive, according to KTLA News. The station reported that Oung was an engineer who worked in the area.

When police opened the trunk, they found her body, which had sustained "serious" injuries, Engen said.


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