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Police Looking For This Man After 21-Year-Old Woman Found Dead In East L.A.

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Police are looking for a 28-year-old transient man in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old woman in East L.A. Kassandra Ochoa, 21, was found dead in the 470 block of South Sydney Drive, near a cemetery and the 710 Freeway, at about 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, City News Service reports. Deputies were responding to reports of an assault and discovered Ochoa, who was bleeding and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Coroner determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, according to a release from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities are now searching for 28-year-old Antonio Medina, whom they believe was dating Ochoa. Witnesses told police that they saw Medina running away from the scene, and that they had heard the pair arguing before Ochoa's death.

Medina is 28 years old, 5'7" and 180 pounds. Authorities believe he is a transient who often hangs out in East L.A., and may still be nearby.