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Body found stuffed inside suitcase
BUENA PARK, Calif. (KABC) -- The body of a woman was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Buena Park on Saturday.
The gruesome discovery was made at about 7 a.m. in an alley next to a vacant apartment building at 7457 Franklin Street.
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Authorities said a man was digging through the trash to look for recyclables when he found a small suitcase. When he opened it, he saw the woman's body.
He called the manager of the surrounding apartment complex, who rushed over to the dumpster.
"It was partially opened, I lifted it up one time and saw skin, but I wasn't sure, so I lifted it up again, then when I saw the marks on the body and everything, I verified that it was a body. I immediately called 911," said witness Frank DiStefano.
Lt. Robin Selis from the Buena Park Police Department said the body has not yet been identified, but the victim appeared to be a woman in her 20s.
Police are unsure how long the body was in the trash bin, but believe it was placed there within the last 24 to 48 hours.
Police are checking reports of missing women in the area.
Some of the residents in the area saw the body inside the dumpster and initially thought the victim was a small child, but police confirmed the victim is a young woman.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Buena Park Police Department at (714) 562-3975.
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