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Autopsy Indicates Accidental Fall Killed Woman

An autopsy on the body of a woman found at the bottom of a 600-foot ravine in the Angeles National Forest has shown injuries consistent with an accidental fall, the coroner’s office said Thursday.

Christine Spezzano, 22, of Sherman Oaks, daughter of East Coast newspaper executive Vincent Spezzano, was last seen alive Sunday morning when she and her boyfriend, Kenneth Jon Jamir, 28, left their Sherman Oaks apartment for a day trip to the mountains. The couple were reported missing Tuesday night.

After Miss Spezzano’s 1984 car was found with a flat tire parked off Angeles Crest Highway on Wednesday, searchers found her body at the bottom of a ravine below an ice chute, a long and extremely slippery patch of ice. Jamir’s body was found nearby.

Coroner’s spokesman Bill Gold said that Miss Spezzano died of multiple trauma, consistent with injuries that could be sustained in a fall. Jamir’s autopsy was scheduled for today.

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