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O.C. mummified body IDed, no name released

October 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police found a mummified body inside an illegally parked car Monday. The driver had been riding around with it in the passenger's seat for months. Police don't know the identity of the dead person or how she died.Medical examiners said they were able to identify the woman through fingerprints, but have not released her name.

Police said the unidentified owner of the car admitted befriending the woman months ago and allowed her to sleep in the car.

The owner said that when her friend died unexpectedly ten months ago, she didn't know what to do and left her in the passenger seat.

Costa Mesa police have not said if any charges will be filed.

Anyone with any information about the case was urged to contact Costa Mesa Police at (714) 754-5252.