Authorities name woman found in trunk of towed car in Azusa

AZUSA — Coroner’s officials identified the woman whose body was discovered in the trunk of an abandoned car as a 63-year-old Covina woman.
An autopsy is scheduled Thursday on Gloria Darland.
The red Honda Accord was left in the 3700 block of Fish Canyon Road. A resident who owns the property had it towed Tuesday when he couldn’t find the owner.
The car was taken to Cities Towing Inc. in the 1000 block of West Gladstone Street. Deputies said the tow truck driver opened the trunk that night and discovered the body.
The driver has told the media that he saw a naked body.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives haven’t determined yet how Darland died and how her body ended up in the car’s trunk.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

– Ruby Gonazles

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