The body of a woman was found in a large container in a hatchback car in unincorporated Whittier on Sunday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Homicide detectives are trying to figure out the circumstances surrounding the death of the unidentified woman.
After receiving a call about an abandoned vehicle, deputies approached the car parked on Rivera Road west of Bradwell Avenue around 1 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Department. The deputies smelled “a very strong odor” coming from the red 1991 Toyota Celica hatchback, the department said.
In the vehicle’s rear cargo area they found the...