Name of woman found dead in alley is released; son due in court

A woman whose body was found in a Burbank alley on Monday has been identified as 77-year-old Maria Huezo-Diaz, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

An autopsy for Huezo-Diaz, whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in the alley near the 4000 block of Victory Boulevard, was pending, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Wednesday morning.

Huezo-Diaz’s 40-year-old son, Moises Diaz, was arrested Monday in connection with the killing. He was being held in lieu of $1-million bail and expected in court Wednesday.

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Burbank police said Diaz lived with his mother. The slaying was Burbank’s first homicide of 2014, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

“We want to assure the community that this is not a random act of violence,” Ryburn said.

Since January 2007, there have been four other reported homicides within a mile of where the woman’s body was found, according to the Times Homicide Report database.


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