Woman, 21, Identified After Being Killed in East L.A. Area; Investigation Continues

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Officials on Sunday released the name of a Los Angeles woman whose death was being investigated as a homicide.

Kassandra Ochoa, 21, is seen in an Instagram photo.
Kassandra Ochoa, 21, is seen in an Instagram photo.

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.

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