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Woman Found In Her Car Trunk ID'd
The identity of a woman who was found inside her car trunk near UC Irvine has been identified as a woman from Long Beach.
The body of Anna Oung was discovered by police Tuesday night near the intersection of University Drive and Beech Tree Lane, according to KTLA.
Oung's husband led police to her car shortly after he filed a missing persons report when she didn't come home from work on Tuesday. He tracked her down using the GPS device in her cell phone, but he wasn't able to get into her car without the car keys. That's when he called police who opened the trunk and found her body. The husband has been cooperating with investigators.
Police haven't yet ruled Oung's death a homicide, but they say her body had signs of visible trauma. Police don't have any suspects or a motive in the case yet and they're asking for the public's help in figuring out what happened to her. Anyone with information is asked to call the Irvine police at (949) 724-7200.
UPDATE: An acquaintance of Oung's contacted us and said that despite what investigators originally said in news reports, she was not an engineer but a supervisor at Billabong. We've corrected this post to reflect that. He said she had recently been married and had a child. He described her as a "Really really sweet girl, always pleasant and happy."