Woman’s body found under freeway in Westminster; surveillance video appears to show attack

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A suspicious death investigation is underway in Westminster Thursday after a woman’s body was discovered beneath a 22 Freeway overpass, authorities said.

The body was discovered about 9:30 a.m. in a canal area near Hoover Street.

It is unclear how the woman died, but based on the evidence at the scene, the death has been deemed suspicious, California Highway Patrol Officer Duane Graham told KTLA.

The victim has not been identified, but she appears to be in her 20s or 30s.

Surveillance video appears to show someone dragging a body into the area where the woman’s corpse was found. A figure is then seen raising their arm and dealing repeated strikes to something or someone on the ground.

Detectives remained at the scene hours later looking for clues.

Graham asked residents and motorists to avoid the area during the investigation.

No further details about the death have been released.

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