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Police release name of naked body dumped on freeway off-ramp

The name of the female whose body was found dumped near Interstate 10 and 5 in Boyle Heights on Monday has been released.

April 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The name of the female whose body was found dumped near Interstate 10 and 5 in Boyle Heights on Monday has been released.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 17-year-old Michelle Lozano of Los Angeles. A homeless person walking along the state street off-ramp discovered the naked body in a broken plastic storage container.

An examination of Lozano's body was pending for the cause of death. Anyone with information is urged to contact Los Angeles police at 323-342-4100.

City News Service contributed to this story