LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The remains of Mitrice Richardson were exhumed Wednesday by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office at the request of her family.

The 24-year-old disappeared in September 2009 after she was released from the LA County Sheriff’s Lost Hills substation in Malibu. Richardson was let go in the middle of the night and had no car, phone or money at the time.

Her decomposing body was found nearly a year later on a remote hillside in Malibu.

After she was buried, additional remains were found and tested and the coroner promised the family all the remains would eventually be buried together.

The Richardson family hopes a re-examination of their daughter’s remains will help determine how she died.

The remains were scheduled to be reburied late Wednesday.

A lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Department over handling of the case is pending.

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Comments (18)
  1. 80 yr Old Porn Star says:

    she was a beautiful young woman
    rest in peace honey

    1. batteredbypd says:

      Another Stereotypical Racist who is hiding behind the computer is lurking amongst us I see….

    2. batteredbypd says:

      No you are hiding….and you have yet to state any Facts..just a stereotypical racist comment….Dont fool yourself.

    3. Stryker 21 says:

      I suppose your a mudflap also? Typical, circle the wagons, sorry tribe when the police are involved and get an attorney. Money is all you hear out of her Mother and the rest of the worthless family. They should have to pay for the resources wasted on this nut case that should have been on medication and monitored by “her loving family”.

  2. Who cares? says:

    Her family shouldn’t get one cent. They didn’t even bother to pick her up in the middle of the night. If the sherriff’s would have kept her until daylight, the black community would have had an outrage saying she had her civil rights violated by having her locked up longer than she should have.She is dead and let’s move on. Why do black people always feel they are entitled? Slavery was abolished over 200 years ago and we have a black president. Quit your crying. How long does it take for a race to get it together?

    1. Krissy says:

      Racist much???? Sure hope nothing horrible ever happens to your family and you have to hear such hateful remarks. Sorrd dude but youre a pig

      1. Sky says:

        Family couldn’t pick her up because the police didn’t tell them they released her.

    2. batteredbypd says:

      @Who Cares SMH at how Ignorant & Racist you sound…..The Sheriff’s Deputy LIED and that is why Mitrice wasn’t picked up that night.. Get the facts…..And it’s more than the Black community in an outrage over this case but I guess when you are as close-minded as you are you can’t think outside the scope of race.

    3. The truth says:

      The police PROMISED her mother that she WOULD NOT be released until morning. Then, they hung up the phone and let her go. No wallet, car, phone. And, while she was having a psychotic break. In the middle of the night in a town she had never been in before.

      Then, her examination tape “went missing” . . later to be found hidden in an officer’s desk.

      he mom would have been there if she was told that she was being released.

    4. blase says:

      People like you don’t even warrant a response. You are the spittle in the bucket that the Bible refers to Esau! No one has to tell you about yourself, go read up on Esau as your evil thoughts and ways speaks for itself. See ya, but wouldn’t want to be ya on judgement day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5. Sandra says:

      What an Ignorant person you are blogger “Who Cares” People like you will receive the same compassion and mercy you have shown your entire lives for others when your judgement day arrives. You have the audacity to talk about Blacks feeling entiled. Thats the biggest joke of the century and speaks volumes of your Ignorance and Stupidity and Dumbness! Only a people living their entire lives in privileges and entilements could says something so profoundly STUPID and out of touch with reality and God above, could make such a Dumb statement about Blacks feeling entitled. You must surely be one of the Dumbest human beings on the face of the earth. There is no other people on the face of the earth who have lived a more privileged and life of entitlements than Whites!! Exactly what planet were you born on. Sheeeesh!

  3. George says:

    Oh please stop with the racist card already. Nothing even remotely racist happened here. Her family is trying to make money off of this tragedy. That’s all, plain and simple.

    1. batteredbypd says:

      Trying to make $$ of this tragedy huh?? Another ignorant poster…I guess if your loved one was murdered and last seen by the ones paid to protect and serve you’d just carry on w/ your life and not want anyone held accountable huh??? Interesting!

    2. samiia says:

      WHY IS IT THAT WHITE PEOPLE ALWAYS MAKE SUCH EVIL, SPITEFUL, MEAN SPIRITED, FALSE, WICKED, GODLESS COMMENTS. IS IT JUST INHERENT IN YOUR NATURE TO BE SO EVIL. Who, but people like you George woul make such heartless, godless comments about a mother who any imbecile can see or even remotely feel what pain she is in. You people make us sick to our stomachs. What an evil generation of children you are! Save your comments for the man above dude! Good luck to you, you are going to need it!

  4. Bayou Girl says:

    Crazy World we live in!! The Hatred is so alive!
    No sense of entitlement here, No crying…..Trying to get it together..by holding my head up high and treating everyone equal. Comments like this keep the outrage going! If you saw that mother’s tears about her daughter’s death and the fight she has in her, you would understand the pain…..Hope you never have to face some Bull like this cause you will suffer. Mean spirited, Ignorant people I despise! Every race has fools we just have to change our thought process or we will pass this on to future generations. I grew up in the South when I was getting spit on and called Nigga in the 60’s and I have no sense of entitlement or spend my time CRYING over every little f-up thing that happens. Don’t Judge everybody as a whole because of my skin color. Race Card….I am so sick of that term! Peace people!!!!!
    From a razor sharp tongued sister from the South that spared you a lashing..So proud of me!!!! My name is Joe’l Bourgeois…No need to be anonymous!

  5. NOT OKAY says:

    I hope they figure it out. I have been praying for her since she went missing that night. I am so sorry, family . . . it breaks my heart that things turned out the way they did.

  6. kay says:

    Remember this case when Lee Baca comes up for reelection. This case is a cover-up and miscarriage of justtice. The sheriff’s department never has been made to explain the lack of procedure in the arrest, release, seach, and finding of the remains. There was a crime committed here by the sheriff’s department and God knows who else. The truth will come out one day. To all the racists, let this happen to your child and see how you feel. Should someone die because they can’t pay a restaurant bill?

    1. Stryker 21 says:

      Lee Baca is the best Sheriff we’ve had in the last twenty years.

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