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Partially burned body found buried in abandoned lot

October 17, 2011 |  9:29 am

Buried body in Norwalk
L.A. County sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose partially burned body was discovered buried in an abandoned lot in Norwalk over the weekend.

A jogger notified authorities after noticing a foul smell coming from a patch of ground near an abandoned home Saturday morning on the 11000 block of Norwalk Boulevard, KTLA reported.

Investigators found the woman's body in a shallow grave. They believe the body had been left there within the past few days.

Coroner's officials have not been able to identify the woman or determine a cause of death. An autopsy was pending Monday.


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Photo: Scene where body was found buried in Norwalk. Credit: KTLA-TV