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Woman With Slashed Face Jumps Out Of A Moving Vehicle Under Mysterious Circumstances

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Police say a woman jumped out of a moving car yesterday afternoon, believing that the other people in the car were going to kill her. The victim, described as a woman in her 20s, was found near East Cesar Chavez Avenue and North Indiana Street in East Los Angeles shortly before 2 p.m., KTLA reports. Early reports said that the woman had her throat slashed before being thrown from the car, but reports later clarified that she was cut in the face and chest. She told authorities she jumped from the backseat herself because the others in the car were going to kill her. Witnesses say the car—described as a four-door, light-colored sedan—stopped for a moment, then sped away.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she underwent surgery for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators are saying that she was not cooperative when they attempted to interview her, and that she was under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident. They're not sure if she was attacked, or if her wounds were self-inflicted.

Witnesses indicate there were more people in the car than just the woman and the driver. Police detained two people, but released them, and are now reviewing surveillance video from a nearby laundromat and taco truck for more information.