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Body Parts Found In Wastewater Treatment Plants Belong To 27-Year-Old Missing Woman

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Human remains found at two Los Angeles wastewater treatment plants have been identified as belonging to a San Gabriel Valley woman who went missing in October.

An arm, pelvis and legs, and torso were found between Oct. 26 to Oct. 31 at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in Carson and the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant in Bassett. L.A. County Sheriff's Department issued a statement today confirming they belong to 27-year-old Erin Lynn Cruz, according to City News Service. She was last seen in La Puente late on Oct. 23.

In earlier reports, authorities speculated that her body had been thrown in a sewage manhole intact, but her body parts were severed when she went through the mechanic pump in the sanitation system, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Homicide investigators are looking into the cause of death. If anyone has more information about Cruz after Oct. 23, please contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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