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Body Found in Compton Identified As 15-year-old Latinx Girl

Compton, CA–The body of a young girl was found inside a car in an industrial part of Compton Monday morning. She has been identified by her family as 15-year old Samantha Bustos-Vital. Her parents say she went missing Friday night after hanging out with some friends.

“Homicide detectives responded to the 500 block of West Victoria Street after the discovery of a body was made shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, (KTLA5).”

Bustos-Vital lived in an unincorporated part of Gardena. Authorities believe her body had been at the location since Saturday. Owners of the business located in the lot where Bustos-Vital was found, are cooperating with police during this investigation process according to media reports.

No information has been released yet on a suspect. The family has also set up a go fund me to help with funeral expenses.


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