A woman’s body that was stuffed in a bag and left inside a dumpster behind an Anaheim residential complex was discovered early Tuesday morning.
Authorities received a call about 2:15 a.m. reporting the discovery in the 2100 block of South Balboa Plaza, Anaheim Police Department Public Information Officer Daron Wyatt said.
A person going through the dumpster in search of recyclables came across the bag, which appeared to be a type of suitcase, Wyatt said.
Investigators arrived at the scene and confirmed the bag contained a body.
“When officers and detectives got out there we did discover a deceased female body that was in some type of a luggage, either a suitcase or duffel bag,” Wyatt told KTLA.
Detectives said the woman’s body was intact and had not been dismembered.
Officials know little about the victim other than her gender and that she appeared middle aged.
“We don’t know her name, where she’s from — anything like that,” Wyatt said.
Police also have yet to determine how long the woman’s body was in the garbage.
It was unclear if she was killed nearby, or if her body was brought to the residential complex and dumped in the trash. “Identification of the victim will be key,” Wyatt said.
Investigators are searching the area for surveillance video and witnesses.
No suspect information was immediately available.
Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227, or send an email to www.occrimestoppers.org.