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Body Of Naked Teenage Girl Found Off I-5 Freeway Identified

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 17-year-old girl whose body was found Monday night in bushes next to the State Street off-ramp of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Boyle Heights was identified Wednesday.

Michelle Lozano, of Los Angeles, was found by a transient woman at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Los Angeles police Sgt. Titus Tyler of the Hollenbeck Station said.

Homicide detectives found Lozano in a broken, open plastic container, Tyler said.

An examination of Lozano’s body was pending Wednesday for the cause of death, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said.

Police urge anyone with information about Lozano to contact Hollenbeck Station at (323) 342-4100.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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