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Police Investigate Body Found Off Freeway In Lincoln Heights

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities say a woman’s body was found Monday night in the bushes next to the State Street off-ramp of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Lincoln Heights.

A transient woman reported seeing part of the body at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Titus Tyler of the Hollenbeck Station said.

Homicide detectives found the woman nude in a plastic container that was broke open, Tyler said. Officials say the victim is a Hispanic woman in her 20s with “Love” and “Hate” tattoos on her wrists.

Her body was taken to the coroner’s office where an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday. Police are investigating the case as a homicide.

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