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Jane Doe #52

Jane Doe No. 52 was discovered Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 in the 1000 block of North Main Street in Chinatown, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.

The woman, who remains unidentified, was found wrapped in a plastic bag by a recycling center employee at 3:15 p.m., said Lt. Fred Corral, a spokesman for the coroner’s office.

Though the cause of death for the woman remains undetermined, her death was ruled a homicide because of the manner in which she was found, Corral said.

The woman, estimated to be between 50 and 70 years old, suffered blunt force injuries to her head, torso and extremities, said LAPD Det. Brian Putnam with LAPD’s Central Division.

According to a forensic anthropologist, the woman was also Caucasian, which could also mean she was of Latino or Native American descent, according to a 2011 news release from the LAPD regarding the case.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Putnam at (213) 972-1256. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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