Bree'Anna Guzman , 22
Posted Jan. 25, 2012
Breanna Guzman, a 22-year-old Latina, was found dead Wednesday, Jan. 25, on the 2 Freeway onramp near Riverside Drive in Echo Park, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
[Editor's note: An earlier version of this post, based on information from the coroner's office, listed the victim as Jane Doe #10.]
An unknown woman's body was found in a bush about 9 a.m. by California Highway Patrol officers, said Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Due to the state of the remains, investigators were not immediately able to identify the victim.
The coroner's office said it was conducting tests to determine the identity; however a security hold has since been placed on the case, and the department is unable to provide any further information about the death. They identified the victim as Jane Doe #10.
Family members of a woman reported missing shortly after Christmas believe the decomposed body is her's.
KTLA-TV and KABC-TV reported that relatives of Breanna Jovette Guzman, a 22-year-old Latina, believe the body discovered in the bushes is Guzman.
A memorial was set up outside Guzman's family home Friday morning.
Guzman, known as Bree, told family members she was going to buy cold medicine. She left her home in the 2300 block of Humboldt Street in Lincoln Heights about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26 but never returned.
Anyone with information about the death or identity of Jane Doe #10 is asked to contact the LAPD at (877) 527-3247. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
— Los Angeles Times