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Woman's Body Discovered in Car at Azusa Tow Yard

After picking up an abandoned car, a tow truck driver made a gruesome discovery inside.

An investigation was under way today into the death of a woman whose body was found inside the trunk of a car that had been hauled to a tow yard in Azusa.

The body was found at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday in a tow yard in the 1000 block of West Gladstone Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

A witness noticed a red Honda Accord parked on his property in the 3700 block of Fish Canyon Road in Azusa early Tuesday morning and summoned a local tow yard, according to the sheriff's department.

The tow truck driver found the body after he brought the car to the yard, according to deputies, who said the Los Angeles County coroner's office will positively identify the woman and conduct an autopsy.

The woman's death is being investigated by sheriff's homicide detectives and the Azusa Police Department. Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

T Simon October 31, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I saw the tow truck carry away the red Honda Tues. afternoon. When I came up the next morning and saw the Police cars and news vans I was surprised but did not figure it had anything to do with the tow truck. I thought it might have involved one of the horses.
Concerned November 01, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Wow how sad. I hope they find out who did that to her. :(
Jay November 01, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Expect more of this with the county letting out inmates earlly. Truly a sad situation and I hope her killer is caught..
T Simon November 01, 2012 at 04:00 AM
ask Jose why he called the towing company and who urged him to do that
T Simon November 01, 2012 at 04:07 AM
There should be more outlets for homeless people. Has our society turned an uncaring ear to those who need help? I think this woman was desperate.
LG November 01, 2012 at 06:07 AM
So is there something you know !??
LG November 01, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Or maybe you should tell what Jose knows!!
T Simon November 01, 2012 at 06:14 PM
I believe that those closely involved with this incident have been questioned by the authorities. This morning (Thurs. Nov 1st) I saw what appeared to the investigators talking with one of the gentlemen who stores equipment near where the red Honda was discovered.
T Simon November 01, 2012 at 06:15 PM
what appeared to be (sorry for the typo)

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