Body Found in Trash Can Likely Not Sierra LaMar

The female body was found in a Pleasanton trash can Thursday, but the coroner could not determine her age or ethnicity.

By Lisa Fernandez and Jodi Hernandez
|  Saturday, May 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:49 PM PDT
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Medical examiners conducted an autopsy Friday on a woman's body found in a Pleasanton trash can. The results of the autopsy were inconclusive, but authorities said it was most likely not Sierra LaMar, the 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl who was kidnapped March 16 and presumed to be murdered.

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Medical examiners conducted an autopsy Friday on a woman's body found in a Pleasanton trash can. The results of the autopsy were inconclusive, but authorities said it was most likely not Sierra LaMar, the 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl who was kidnapped March 16 and presumed to be murdered.

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Pleasanton Police Investigate Body Found in Trash Can

Pleasanton police are investigating a woman's body found inside a trash can near Dublin Canyon Road and Laurel Creek Drive this afternoon.
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Medical examiners on Friday conducted an autopsy on a woman's body found in a trash can, found hidden away behind bushes in an upscale Pleasanton neighborhood.

The cause of death is still undetermined and the results of the autopsy were inconclusive. But authorities said based on the physical traits of the body that it was most likely not Sierra LaMar, the 15-year-old Morgan Hill girl who was kidnapped March 16 and presumed to be murdered.

"Right now we're going to work hard to try to determine the identity of the woman and the circumstances of her death," said Pleasanton police Lt. Jeff Bretzing. He also said he "coudn't rule anything out."

The body is believed to be an adult female, but the coroner could not determine its age or ethnicity, according to Bretzing. The person has dark colored hair and was wearing pajama bottoms and an Old Navy shirt. Investigators said she also had on blue fingernail polish.

So far, the coroner has been unable to identify the body based on its fingerprints.

The gruesome find was made Thursday about 11:30 a.m. in the 11000 block of Dublin Canyon Road near Laurel Creek Drive. A big plastic trash can containing the body was found in some bushes near an affluent development called The Preserve.

Anyone with information related to this case should call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

Below is raw video of the area where the trash can was found.

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