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Body of woman found at Wilmington trash facility identified

May 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The coroner's office has identified the body of a young woman found at a trash sorting station last week.

It was that of LaCrecia Hill, 24, of Long Beach. Police were notified of the body's discovery about 6:15 p.m. Friday at the facility in the 900 block of East E Street in Wilmington. It was not immediately clear where the body was picked up.

The cause of death has not been released and police are trying to determine who did it and why.

"Her life was cut short," said Hill's mother, Phyliss Taylor Burks. "I'm just trying to get to the bottom of this. I don't know what happened, the coroner hasn't released anything on her body yet. At this point, I don't know anything. I'm just trying to figure out who was the person that dumped my daughter in the trash can, that's all I want to know."

The lead detective in the case said they have a list of the victim's friends and acquaintances they will talk to.

Hill lived with her grandmother in Long Beach while she attended Cerritos College.

"I had a few words about her going so much and being out," said Hill's grandmother, Sonja Patterson. "She didn't have a car and getting around, how dangerous it was.

Patterson said the last time she saw her granddaughter was May 14 when she was going to see her boyfriend.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) 527-3247.

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