EL MONTE (CBS)  — A woman’s body has been found in the Rio Hondo wash in the lower Azusa/Santa Anita area of El Monte.

Police tell CBS2 that the Hispanic woman has been shot multiple times. The discovery was made Sunday morning just after 9.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637).

You can also access the Crime Stoppers website by clicking here.

Comments (3)
  1. Daniel says:

    What’s “a wash”? I don’t understand what they mean in this context. Do they mean she was found inside a washing machine or something??? Or a laundrymat? It’s very unclear.

    1. john says:

      It’s a large 3 sided catch basin that runs along the 605 fwy to the ocean.

  2. Cassandra says:

    it is the riverbed…this was my cousin who was found there her name was marlene estrada she will be very missed!

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