Friday, September 26, 2014

Murder LA 000058

Jane Doe 52
via Homicide Report

A conveyor belt churned along at the LA Recycling Center at 1000 N Main St in Downtown LA, carrying recyclables to be sorted. A quarter past 3pm one employee opened a bag and found a naked woman inside.

To this day, Jane Doe 52 has yet to be identified. She was so badly decomposed that fingerprints couldn't be taken and even her eye color is unknown. Her age range is given as between 30 and 80 years old. A forensic anthropologist identified her as caucasian. She would have stood about 5'4" and had recent dental work, in the form of a crown. Authorities hoped the California Dental Association could help but so far no dentists have recognized the work.

via the LA Times
Although she was nude, she was wearing a ring, which was apparently not very identifiable.

Investigators suggested early on that she came from a blue recycle bin somewhere in Hollywood but apparently can't narrow it down much.



via KTLA
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 13, 2014 an unidentified woman stopped by a Wal-Mart in Riverside after work. Upon returning to her 1999 Lexus ES 300 she noticed a "foul odor" and opened her trunk to find a man she knew: 33-year old Miguel Angel Perez. Their relationship is unclear but the Los Angeles Register says he was a transient living in a vacant house in the woman's Pomona neighborhood. The police say they do not consider the woman a suspect and are not identifying her, though KTLA broadcast her license plate on-air.

The NBC reporter on-scene speculated seemingly from nowhere that this involved a love triangle, despite the involvement so far of only two people. An officer speaking for Riverside PD looked surprised and said he had "no information on that whatsoever," but the report goes on to immediately suggest that it could be that, "or something else."

An autopsy performed the following Monday morning did not find a cause of death. Note that the car is a 1999 model and car manufacturers were not required to include trunk escape handles until 2002.