A man from Tarzana was detained when authorities in Encino discovered a human torso in a trash bag, LAPD is investigating into a Tarzana residence

A woman’s severed torso was discovered in Encino close to a skip, and a Tarzana man has been taken into custody in connection with it on Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Police Department reports that the remains were found close to the intersection of Ventura Blvd. and Rubio Ave. at approximately 6:15 a.m.

According to reports, a homeless man looking through the skip for recyclables found the bag containing the woman’s torso.
Upon arrival at the site, the person was pronounced deceased by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). Information on a suspect in this case is currently unavailable.

The body was that of a lady, whose remains were thought to have been severed, but no more information about the identify of the deceased was immediately available. How long the bones may have been in the trash can or how long the person may have lived was unknown.

A man from Tarzana was detained when authorities in Encino discovered a human torso in a trash bag, LAPD is investigating into a Tarzana residence

Detective Efren Gutierrez of the LAPD told reporters, “We don’t know anything about the victim, which makes it incredibly difficult to figure out who the suspect is.”

He requested that “if there are any persons out there missing family members, missing loved ones or coworkers, to reach out to the Los Angeles Police Department and report them missing.”

“By matching based on gender, we can determine if the person who went missing is a woman. Additionally, if the coroner’s office can provide an opinion regarding the victim’s age and ethnicity, it will help to limit down the possibilities for victim identification. And that would probably lead us to one or more potential suspects,” he stated.

According to Investigator Gutierrez, the goal of the investigators’ assessment of local security footage is to produce further leads.

Ventura Blvd. and Rubio Ave. were blocked down as police investigated. Following the continuing Encino corpse finding investigation, a Tarzana home is being investigated, however no suspect has been named.

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