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News Release

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Media Relations

$50,000 Reward Offered Identity of Decomposed Woman Found Dead in Recycle Yard NA11076pv

WHAT:   
Announce reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of an unidentified woman, whose remains were found among garbage at a downtown recycle center.
    
WHEN:   
Thursday, April 7, 2011  9 a.m.

WHERE:      
L. A. Recycling Center
1000 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA  90014

WHO:         
Capt. Todd Chamberlain, Central Police Station
Lt. Paul Vernon, Central Detective Division
Captain Ed Winter, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office
Detective Thayer Lake
                    
WHY:             
On September 10, 2010, the LAPD Central Homicide Unit announced a decomposed body discovered in Downtown recycling center of a woman.  There is a reward being offered to identify the decomposed woman.  Detectives will have a composite sketch of the woman’s likeness, based upon forensic analysis, photos of a ring worn by the dead woman.  Detectives will have the ring on display.  Also information on the woman’s dental work that may lead to her identity.

PARKING:   
Media trucks may park on Main Street, along the east curb; or double-park on College Street, east of the second gate opening to the recycle center, next to the employees’ cars parked along the fence.          

CONTACT:    
For more information, please contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.

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