Police Seek Leads in Death of Woman Found in Trash Room

Homicide detectives investigating the death of a 46-year-old woman whose body was found on the floor of a trash room near a Hollywood apartment building continued interviewing neighborhood residents Tuesday.

The cause of death is under investigation.

Police discovered the body at about 7:20 a.m. Monday at 5741 Carlton Way, said Los Angeles Police Det. David Lambkin. Detectives determined that the victim died from some type of "physical assault," he said.

The victim, a transient, was last seen alive Monday, Lambkin said. Her name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

Anyone with information about the murder is urged to call Det. John Miller or Det. Vicki Bynum at (213) 485-6410.

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