Update, July 7,7 a.m. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman whose body was found yesterday in a trash dumpster as Joie Kinney, 28, a West Hollywood resident.
Homicide detectives from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in a garbage dumpster behind a building on Beverly Boulevard near Sherbourne.
The body was discovered just before noon today after Dana Cohn, who works in a nearby building, saw a suspicious man fleeing the scene and called the Sheriff’s station. The identity of the woman has not been determined and no further information is available at this time.
The building behind which the body was found used to house Dominick’s, the popular Italian restaurant, which closed last December.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.