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Name of O.C. mummified woman released

Police said the mummified body found in Costa Mesa is that of 59-year-old Signe Margit of Laguna Hills.

October 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The mummified body of a woman found in a parked car in Costa Mesa has been identified as 59-year-old Signe Margit of Laguna Hills.The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Police said the owner of the car befriended Margit and allowed her to sleep in the car.

The owner said Margit died unexpectedly ten months ago.

The woman didn't know what to do, so she said she left Margit in the passenger seat.

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