Man Detained After Girlfriend’s Body Is Found in Monrovia Home’s Backyard

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A woman's body was found inside a vehicle in a Monrovia home's backyard on Sept. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was detained Sunday after officials found his girlfriend’s body inside a vehicle in Monrovia, according to a L.A. County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Monrovia police conducted a welfare check on the couple after the man’s family told authorities they were concerned for their welfare.

Police located the man in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of Mauna Loa Drive (map) around 3:49 p.m.

His girlfriend’s body was found inside a vehicle in the backyard.

An earlier LASD news release said the woman had been strangled and the man had since been arrested.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the LASD Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.  Those who wished to remain anonymous were told to call “Crime Stoppers” at 8000-222-8477, text the letters TIPLA plus the tip to 274637, or go to