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Woman found dead in large container inside hatchback in Whittier


WHITTIER, California — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating after finding the body of a woman in a large container inside a hatchback car in unincorporated Whittier.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) that the department received a call about an abandoned vehicle Sunday afternoon. When deputies went to investigate they smelled a "strong odor" coming from the 1991 Toyota Celia.

In the car's rear cargo area they found the body in a large container. She appeared to be between 20 and 25 years old. Her identity and cause of death are not yet known.

Information from: Los Angeles Times,

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