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Woman whose body was found in Angeles forest identified as Huntington Park resident


LOS ANGELES — Homicide investigators say a woman whose body was found in the Angeles National Forest last month was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in the woods.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Thursday ( ) that the victim has been identified as 38-year-old Amparo Carina Velarde of Huntington Park.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Robert Gray says while there have been no arrests in the slaying, a male acquaintance of Velarde is a person of interest. The man, who is in custody in a separate case, was not identified.

Citing the ongoing investigation, Gray didn't say how Velarde was killed.

An employee with the Forest Service discovered the body March 3 along Mount Baldy Road.

Gray says Velarde's 17-year-old son last saw her at their home a few days before.

Information from: San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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