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Suspect may have wheeled woman's body miles in trash bin, police say

March 29, 2014|By Christine Mai-Duc

Police are searching for a man they believe killed a woman, stuffed her body in a trash bin and wheeled it for miles to his ex-girlfriend’s house.

The ex-girlfriend discovered the body around 10 p.m. Friday and walked to the LAPD’s 77th Street station to report it, said watch Cmdr. Rudy Alaniz.

The victim was described as a Latina in her mid-20s. The suspect, who wasn't identified by police, was described as being in his mid-30s.

Alaniz said details on where the trash bin came from were not immediately available.

It’s unclear whether the suspect knew the victim, whose body was abandoned in a residential-size trash container near homes at McKinley Avenue and East 79th Street. Alaniz said the victim, who hadn't been identified by investigators, may have been dead more than 24 hours.

A cause of death hasn't been determined, he said. 

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christine.mai-duc@latimes.com


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