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In-N-Out Employee Was Beaten, Not Shot, Coroner's Office Says

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The In-N-Out Burger in La Mirada. (Photo by @hipster.grandpa via Instagram)
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An In-N-Out employee who was found dead near a restaurant in La Mirada was beaten to death, not shot as previously reported. Josefina Alcocer, 48, was an employee at the In-N-Out in the 14300 block of Firestone Boulevard in La Mirada. She was found dead at about 5 a.m. on Friday, February 26 in the eatery's rear parking lot, still wearing her uniform. Though authorities had previously indicated that Alcocer had been shot, the coroner's office now says that Alcocer died due to blunt force trauma, KTLA reports. Authorities believe she was struck several times. Investigators are currently reviewing surveillance video from the restaurant and other businesses near the scene.

Alcocer had worked at that particular In-N-Out for 20 years, while her husband worked at a different In-N-Out in Santa Ana. Alcocer worked in the early mornings before the restaurant opened. Her body was found by an employee at a nearby restaurant, NBC Los Angeles reports.

A GoFundMe has been set up to aid Alcocer's family.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.