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Remains unearthed near Desert Hot Springs may be those of L.A. woman missing since 2009

Los Angeles police homicide detectives were working with the FBI and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on Friday to recover human remains located near Desert Hot Springs as part of the investigation of an L.A. woman's 2009 disappearance.

Over the past few months, LAPD robbery-homicide detectives investigating the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman from the west San Fernando Valley developed clues that led to a property on Hot Springs Road, northeast of Palm Springs, said Officer Rosario Herrera.

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It could take several weeks for authorities to determine whether the remains uncovered there are those of the missing woman, whose identity was not disclosed, Herrera said.

UPDATES:

1:55 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details. The article was first published at 12:55 p.m.

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