Woman whose body was found in Angeles National Forest identified

An area where authorities investigated the scene of a woman whose body was found in Angeles National Forest on Christmas Eve is shown. (KABC)

A woman whose body was found in the Angeles National Forest was identified Tuesday.

The coroner's office identified her as 21-year-old Raylynn Josephine Deanne Hernandez. Her body was discovered Sunday around 1:30 p.m. by a hiker.

The hiker saw Hernandez's body on a hillside just off Angeles Crest Highway, about four miles north of La Canada-Flintridge. Authorities said the woman was stabbed to death.

The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with more information was urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous could call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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