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Identity of Buena Park homicide victim still unknown

August 17, 2009 |  5:35 pm

Authorities today were still working to identify the body of a nude woman found inside a suitcase in a trash bin at a Buena Park apartment complex.

A man discovered the body stuffed into a gray suitcase behind an apartment complex in the 7400 block of Franklin Street on Saturday morning, said Buena Park Police Sgt. Shawn Morgan. Coroner’s officials conducted an autopsy Sunday but the results have not been released. Police are treating the case as a homicide, Morgan said.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was about 5 feet 5, with dark hair and weighed about 120 pounds. Her body showed evidence of trauma, Morgan said.

A police sketch artist is developing an image of the woman to help with identification.

-- Paloma Esquivel, reporting from Orange County