EL MONTE, Calif. (KTLA) -- A woman was found dead after bystanders reported a man dragging her body toward dumpsters in El Monte Tuesday morning, officials said.
El Monte police officers found the victim buried beneath trash in a garbage bin when they responded to the 3300 block of Maxson Place around 10:30 a.m., said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean.
The person who initially called authorities said they saw a man dragging a woman's body from a trailer in a mobile home park on the block out to the street, according to Dean.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her cause of death remains unknown, authorities said.
Officials have yet to release the woman’s name. But she was identified to KTLA as Florinda Velasquez Fernandez, a 62-year-old woman from El Salvador, by her daughter Sara Velasquez.
Velasquez Fernandez is survived by two daughters and several grandchildren.