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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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Dead Woman from Hollywood Identified

Los Angeles: A 19 year-old woman who was found dead in Hollywood on Sunday morning has been identified through her fingerprints.

The body was discovered on June 28, 2005, around 6 AM, in the 800 block of Highland Avenue. The victim's name is Ashley Veater, a resident of Santa Fe Springs.

Detectives from the Wilshire Area Homicide Section believe the woman was a victim of a homicide, but the cause of death was not immediately known pending an autopsy by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Barry Telis, Wilshire Homicide Section, at 213-473-0551. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).