Mother Of 6 Found Dead In A Boyle Heights Park Lake
A body found floating in a park lake in Boyle Heights on Thursday has been identified as belonging to a 36-year-old woman.
Authorities went to Hollenbeck Park at 4th and St. Louis streets around 10 a.m. after receiving reports of a woman wearing only undergarments floating in the lake, according to NBC Los Angeles and KABC. She had minor wounds on her body.
Lorenza Arellano's husband David Scala told CBS Los Angeles that he and his wife of 13 years had separated three months ago and she had been homeless since then. They have six children together between the ages of 1 to 11.
“She had been homeless for a few months," Scala told CBS Los Angeles. "Before that, we had actually been homeless together. Little by little, my life was getting better, but she started drinking, and I couldn’t be around for that."
Authorities are treating the investigation into her death as a homicide.