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Victim whose body parts were in trash can wheeled by Ontario woman is identified

June 1, 2011 | 11:00 pm

Carmen Montenegro A victim whose body parts were being wheeled in a trash can by a woman in Ontario has been identified as a San Dimas resident, according to a KTLA news report.

The victim was identified as Samuel Wiggins Jr., 63, the TV station reported.

Carmen Montenegro has been charged with murder in connection with the crime, police said. Wiggins was her ex-boyfriend, according to the news report.

Investigators suspect that Montenegro had concealed the dismembered remains in a relative’s yard in the 700 block of Holmes Avenue and then, after becoming fearful that they would be discovered, tried to get relatives and laborers on Sunday to help move them.

Ontario Police Det. Jeff Crittenden said the smell was so overwhelming as Montenegro pushed the trash can that residents alerted police. She was found trying to abandon the 30-gallon bin on a neighboring street.


Woman who pushed trash can with body parts sought help disposing them, police say

-- Robert J. Lopez
Twitter: @LAJourno

Photo: Carmen Montenegro. Credit: Ontario Police Department