Bodies found in Norwalk, Long Beach linked to missing persons’ case

NORWALK — Police have linked a body found in a shallow grave in Norwalk over the weekend and another found buried in long Beach Wednesday to the investigation into a missing Compton couple, authorities said.
A teenage boy and girl were arrested on suspicion of murder in the case, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Sheriff’s and coroner’s investigators unearthed the body of a woman in Norwalk about 10 a.m. Saturday, officials said. It was buried just below the ground in the side yard of an abandoned property in the 11800 block of Norwalk Boulevard.
The woman remained listed Thursday as a Jane Doe at the coroner’s office pending positive identification, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said.
Concerned family members contacted sheriff’s officials Tuesday to report a couple had gone missing under “suspicious circumstances,” according to the sheriff’s statement.
The following day, using information given to them by the family of the missing couple, investigators found a second body buried in a shallow grave in a vacant lot at Atlantic Avenue and Rates Boulevard, officials said. The second body also had not been identified Thursday.
The causes of deaths for both people remained under investigation.
A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl have been booked on suspicion of murder in connection with the killings and were being held without bail at a juvenile detention facility, authorities said. Their cities of residency were not available.
“The female juvenile is related to the missing couple, but their exact relationship has not been disclosed,” according to the sheriff’s statement.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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  • David

    The girl is the daughter of the woman. The boy is her boyfriend. The dead are the mom and step father.

    The girl is claiming she killed them because of sexual assault by the stepdad.