Officials on Sunday released the name of a Los Angeles woman whose death was being investigated as a homicide.
Kassandra Ochoa, 21, was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, said Lt. Larry Dietz, a spokesman for the agency. Her cause of death was not immediately disclosed.
Homicide detectives responded shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday to the 470 block of South Sydney Drive, in the East L.A. area, where the woman was pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A search for the suspected killer was conducted in the area overnight. No arrests have been announced.
A candlelight vigil was expected to held Sunday evening in honor of Ochoa near the location where she died, according to a friend.
Anyone with information about the killing was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-8477, text the letters TIPLA plus the tip to 274637, or visit lacrimestoppers.org.