Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are working to solve the homicide of a woman that took a macabre twist on Monday. They believe that a portion of a human torso and head found Monday at a county sewage treatment plant near Whittier and the city of Industry are from the same victim whose leg and foot were found Saturday at the county's Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in Carson, about 30 miles downstream. Detectives suspect that the woman's remains entered the county sewer system somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley, east of the 605 Freeway. This apparently could explain her remains turning up in two separate plants, although they are checking other possible explanations.
Investigators believe the victim was likely put into the system through a manhole or sewer street cover, said CBS LA. "The line would have to be big enough to transport a body," sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson said. "Our understanding is from east of the 605 Freeway to about the La Verne/San Dimas area and from the 60 Freeway north, it could have come up from any of those arteries."