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.