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Female Body Found Beside Freeway ID'd as Teen Girl

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The female body found dumped on the side of the 5 freeway in Boyle Heights on Monday was identified as 17-year-old Michelle Lozano of Los Angeles, reports LA Now. Lozano's body was discovered, unclothed and stuffed into a plastic storage container, by a homeless woman at State Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue, and was initially thought to be a woman in her 20s, ABC7 reported yesterday. The storage container was cracked, and covered by plastic bags.

Lozano's killer or killers are still at large. It's unclear how or why she was killed.