Body of Woman Found in Desert Field

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives on Saturday were investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in a field alongside a road in Palmdale.

The body of Elaine Quintana of Palmdale was found about 8:30 p.m. Friday near Avenue R, east of 50th Street East, authorities said.

There appeared to be a bruise on the woman's upper torso, authorities said. Authorities said Saturday they were awaiting the results of an autopsy.

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