Firefighters tackling dumpster blaze find woman’s body

By Calvin Palmer

Californian firefighters called to a blazing dumpster in the early hours of this morning made a grim discovery, the charred remains of a woman’s body.

Police were called to the scene behind a furniture store on Firestone Boulevard, Santa Fe Springs, and found what appeared to be a badly burned woman’s body that had been bound at the hands and feet.

Whittier Police say the woman’s hands and feet were tied with some kind of extension cord or lamp cord.

Officer Jason Zuhlke said the woman was so badly burned her age could not be immediately determined.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

The coroner’s office is working to establish the woman’s identity.

Santa Fe Springs is 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles on Interstate 5.

[Based on a report by the Los Angeles Times.]

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