Female Corpse Found Last Year Still Unidentified

UPDATE: The decedent was finally identified more than a year later, in the fall of 2023, as Brenda Ramirez.

The coroner’s office of Los Angeles County still has not been able to identify a female corpse that was found on September 1, 2022, in Panorama City.

The decedent was found decomposed inside a vacant building on the 8700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard.

Ethnicity: unknown

Approximate age: 18+

Hair color: black

Eye color: unknown

Weight: 66 pounds

Height: 63 inches (5 ft 3 in)

Jewelry on the person included a yellow metal necklace, dragonfly pendant, St. Jude pendant, and a white metal bracelet with clear stones.

On the left forearm of the woman were the following tattoos: Koko the Clown ghost, “XI-XIX-MMX”, “DAD”, small broken heart

XI-XIX-MMX is Roman numerals for 11-19-2010 and could stand for November 19, 2010.

If you have any information about the possible identity of this woman, call the Identification division of the medical examiner’s office at (323) 343-0754 and reference case number 2022-09164.