Police Investigate Woman’s Body Found Inside Trash Can in Los Angeles

Police Investigate Woman’s Body Found Inside Trash Can in Los Angeles

An LAPD vehicle in downtown Los Angeles on Jan 6, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

4/17/2024

Updated: 4/17/2024

LOS ANGELES—A woman’s body was discovered inside a trash can in the Sunland neighborhood on April 16.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Community Police Station were called at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday to the 8500 block of Wentworth Street, near the Tujunga Wash, after neighbors called to complain about an unsettling smell coming from the trash can, Officer Tony Im told City News Service.
NBC4 reported a man who lives on Wentworth Street, William Elliott, moved the trash can Monday night after he found it in his property. He contacted police and city sanitation authorities on Tuesday, saying the contents of the can “smelled bad.”
NBC4 also reported the woman’s body was sealed inside a snowboarding bag.
“We don’t have much information as far as the cause of death yet,” LAPD Detective Eduardo Serrano told reporters.
The area was blocked off and traffic was being diverted.
Anyone with information regarding the discovery of the body was urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide at 818-374-9550. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.
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