• Matt Esnayra

Dead body found in West Long Beach identified

Officials with the Long Beach Police Department said a dead body was found inside a vehicle Sunday morning in the Lower West Side.


Police say the dead body of an adult woman was found inside an "SUV type vehicle," with a gunshot wound in her upper body. The Long Beach Fire Department determined that the victim died at the scene.

  • The victim's vehicle was on the 1300 block of W. 16th Street in West Long Beach.

  • Originally, LBPD officers were dispatched to the scene at about 7:22 a.m to assist LBFD.

  • Homicide detectives are investigating, but at this time, the motive for the shooting is unknown.

  • LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office has since released the victim's identity as 34-year-old Guadalupe Ruiz.

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