ANAHEIM, CALIF (October 17, 2019) – Homicide detectives have confirmed a deceased human body was discovered wrapped in a tarp in the trunk of an abandoned car along Santa Ana Canyon Road on Thursday morning.
Around 10:45 am on October 17, 2019, APD officers responded to a call to assist CHP with an abandoned vehicle along Santa Ana Canyon Road west of Gypsum Canyon. The vehicle was in a dirt lot on the north side of the road. CHP officers discovered a suspicious object wrapped in a tarp in the trunk of the car. The object was a similar size and shape of a human body.
Detectives and crime scene investigators processed the surrounding area for forensic evidence before towing the vehicle to the Orange County Coroner’s Office so the item could be examined in a controlled environment. That item has now been confirmed to be a deceased human body. While detectives are not releasing information regarding the gender, age, or condition of the body, they are asking anyone who saw the vehicle, or has information regarding the case, to contact Orange County CrimeStoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or www.occrimestoppers.org.