Body Parts Found Water Reclamation Plants in California Believed to Be from Same Woman


Officials say body parts believed to be from the same woman have been found at water treatment plants in California.

The upper torso of a woman found Monday in a San Gabriel Valley water treatment plant is believed to match a pelvis and legs found 30 miles away at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street in Carson, according Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives involved in the homicide investigation.

Craig Harvey, chief of the coroner’s office, revealed that the human torso was found Monday at the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant on Workman Mill Road in unincorporated Bassett, California near Whittier.

Don Avila, a spokesman for the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, said the San Gabriel Valley water treatment plant and the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant are interconnected. Sewage pipes as large as 12 feet in diameter connect seven facilities across the region.

DNA tests will be conducted to confirm that the body parts were from the same woman, who is believed to be Latina.