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Officials seek clues after woman's body found in car trunk in Azusa

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives Wednesday continued their investigation into the death of a woman found in the trunk of a car parked in Azusa.

The body was discovered by a tow truck driver who was called by an Azusa resident about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday to haul away a red Honda Accord parked on his property in the 3700 block of Fish Canyon Road. The resident had not been able to locate the car's owner so he called the local tow yard.

Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

Azusa police and sheriff's homicide detectives investigating the case said they did not yet know how the woman's body got into the trunk of the car or what caused her death.

An autopsy is pending to determine her identity and cause of death, officials said.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact detectives at (323) 890-5500.


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