Authorities believe the woman whose body was at an Anaheim trash collection center Friday may be the victim of homicide.
The body was discovered at about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Blue Gum Street, Lt. Tim Schmidt, spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, told the Los Angeles Times.
The collection center is in the city's industrial district near the intersection of the 91 and 57 freeways.
The Orange County Register reported that detectives were hoping to identify the woman through tattoos and fingerprints.
Officials said workers initially believe the woman's body had been dismembered. But it turned our debris was covering part of her body.