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Police Seek Help in Apparent Murder

September 23, 1993

GARDEN GROVE — The nude body of a woman who was last seen at a street corner here has been found in a trash dumpster in Torrance, and police Wednesday asked for help in solving her apparent murder.

Mary Theresa Chilelli, 38, who police identified as a transient with past arrests for prostitution, might have met her killer while soliciting, Torrance Police Lt. Wally M. Murker said.

She was last seen about 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue, he said. The next day, her body was found in the Madison Park Shopping Center in Torrance. The cause of death was suffocation, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 618-5570.

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