Woman’s Body Found in Santa Fe Springs Parking Lot, Prompting Investigation

An investigation is underway into the death of a woman whose body was discovered in a parking lot in Santa Fe Springs early Tuesday, police said.

Police are investigating the circumstances of a woman's death after her body was found in a Santa Fe Springs parking lot on March 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Police are investigating the circumstances of a woman’s death after her body was found in a Santa Fe Springs parking lot on March 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

About 1:15 a.m., officers responded to the 13500 block of Rosecrans Ave. after receiving a call of a “female down,” according to a post on the Whittier Police Department’s Facebook page.

When they arrived at the location, officers found the woman on the ground in the parking lot, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified by the L.A. County coroner’s office as 46-year-old Marisol Tellez Santana, the Whittier Daily News reported.

She had two children and was described as a “beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend,” according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to help pay for her funeral.

It was not known how or when she died.

No additional details were immediately provided.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Detective Rios at 562-409-1850.