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Body Of Woman Found At Wilmington Trash Sorting Facility

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LAPD Detectives are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body found by workers at a trash sorting facility in the 900 block of East E Street in Wilmington on May 20 at around 6:15p.m., according to a police department press release.

The facility receives trash and recyclable items from "all over Southern California including San Juan Capistrano to areas north of Los Angeles," notes the release, and investigators believe the body was delivered to the facility that day.

The woman was described as "black and in her 20s," say investigators. Cause of death was not determined in the preliminary investigation and the body was taken for a complete forensic exam by Coroner’s office.

Those with information should call LAPD Harbor Area Detectives at (310) 726-7882, (310) 726-7880, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips call 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers also takes information via texts to phone number 274637 (All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD”). Online, report tips at LAPDOnline.org (click "webtips").