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Maylin Zulian Fuentes-Sanabria, 20

Maylin Zulian Fuentes-Sanabria, a 20-year-old Latina, was found dead Sunday, May 14, in the 1400 block of South Van Ness Avenue in Harvard Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Fuentes-Sanabria was discovered wrapped in a blanket in a shopping cart about 12:25 a.m., said LAPD Lt. John Radtke.

Investigators discovered that Fuentes-Sanabria had gone to visit a man the went to visit a man in the early morning hours of May 13 in the 1500 Gramercy Place and was strangled, Radtke said.

Fuentes-Sanabria was then dumped a few blocks away, police said.

On May 24, Rene Rolando Ailon, a 26-year-old Latino, was arrested on suspicion of murder, according to online jail records. Two days later, Ailon was charged with one count of murder and one count of rape, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Ailon is due back in court June 29 for an arraignment, prosecutors said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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