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Woman walking dog finds body in Wilmington

January 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A woman walking her dog in Wilmington made a grim discovery Monday evening. She found a woman's body in the bushes on the 700 block of L Street.

The woman said at first she thought she saw a transient sleeping, but on closer inspection, she saw the body of a woman who looked to be anywhere from 18 to 25 years old.

The body was partially clothed. It's unknown how long the body had been there.

The victim was determined to be a 28-year-old Hispanic woman. Police said she had been assaulted.

Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide investigators are handling the case.

The deceased woman's identity was not released pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information related to the case should contact the Los Angeles Police Dept. at (877) LAPD-247.