Authorities Investigate Death of Woman Found Near LCF

A body found in mid-November near La Cañada Flintridge was recently identified as that of a 27-year-old woman who died of blunt force head trauma, officials said.
Karina Alcaraz was pronounced dead at 11:40 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Angeles Crest Highway, near mile marker 31, said Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani.
Ardalani said no residence has been listed for Alcaraz.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau is investigating the case, Ardalani said.
A spokesman for the department said he had no additional information.
U.S. Forest Service employees found the body about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17 after they cleared debris near the roadway, the Sheriff’s Department said earlier.
The incident is being investigated as a homicide because of the condition of the body.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. For anonymous tips, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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