Los Angeles: On Saturday, January 31, 2004, at about 10:00 p.m., Newton Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Dead Body" in the rear of the 600 block of East 7th Street. When the officers arrived, they found a partially clothed body of a female Hispanic in her 20’s. The female appeared to be the victim of a possible drug overdose, however autopsy is still pending to determine the exact cause of death. The victim has not been identified.
The motive and the suspect(s) identity are unknown at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident please contact the Newton Area gang Impact Team, at 323-846-6566. On weekends or during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.