Missing West Covina woman found dead in car

WEST COVINA – A missing 21-year-old West Covina woman was found dead in her car which was parked in a residential area Thursday.

Authorities didn’t know how long the sedan had been parked at Calico Drive and Donnabeth Avenue until it was discovered at 12:57 p.m. by relatives of the woman who were looking for her.

The woman was identified by coroner’s officials Friday as Rani Christine Kimes, according to Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter. 

Lt. Jerry Pearman said there were no marks on the woman’s body and the cause of death isn’t known yet.

He said nobody in the neighborhood had seen the woman in the car.

The woman was last seen Tuesday morning by her family when she left to get some fresh air, Pearman said.

The missing woman lived near the area where she was found, he added.

- Staff report

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