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By Brian Hews
(Hawaiian Gardens) Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 57-year old female nurse whose lifeless body was found in the back of her red Toyota automobile on Sunday in a parking lot at the Hawaiian Gardens Casino.
Lieutenant Corina reported on Monday that the victim’s husband reported her missing to the West Covina Police Department during the evening hours of Saturday, January 12, 2013.
According to the husband, the victim got off work the morning of Friday, January 11, 2013, and did not return home.
The victim’s family began searching for the victim at various locations.
During their search, they located the victim’s car parked in the parking lot of the 11800 block of Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens.
The family then called the Sheriff’s Department and when deputies arrived; they checked the car and found the victim’s body inside the vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Due to the condition of the victim’s body, it appeared the victim was killed and placed in the rear of the vehicle,” a statement from Sheriff’s officials to Los Cerritos Community Newspaper confirmed.
Investigators are currently conducting an investigation and are trying to determine when the victim was last seen alive, and when the victim’s car was parked at the location.
“Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspects responsible for the death,” Lt. Corina said in his statement to the media early Monday.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department‘s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the websitelacrimestoppers.org.
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