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Help Needed To Identify Woman Whose Body Was Found In Remote Area Of Gorman

GORMAN ( — A composite drawing of a woman whose body was found in the unincorporated Gorman area was released Thursday by authorities.

A motorist spotted the woman, who was in her 20s, about 5 p.m. Sunday in some brush in a remote area along Gorman Post Road, north of State Route 138.

"Homicide detectives have learned that a passing motorist saw the victim lying in the brush after making a momentary rest stop during a long drive," Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said. "The victim ... appeared to be unconscious, prompting the motorist to call 911."

Responding deputies and firefighters determined the woman had suffered trauma to her head, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, Navarro-Suarez said. An autopsy is pending.

Detectives released a sketch of the woman's face, along with drawings of her tattoos, which included a Playboy rabbit head, a cross, flowers and the name Brayden and Rylee, at a news conference Thursday morning.

She was described as white or Hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 1 inch tall and 96 pounds. She had blue eyes, and her hair was dyed a dark burgundy color.

Anyone with information about the woman can call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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