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What killed a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in Long Beach near her vehicle remained pending Thursday because toxicology tests were ordered by the coroner after a scheduled autopsy was completed, a coroner’s official said.

“It’s probably going to be weeks before the results of toxicology and the other tests that were ordered after the autopsy come back,” coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter told City News Service. “So the cause of death was deferred.”

Samantha Lang of Signal Hill was found about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of West Carson Street, Long Beach police Sgt. Brad Johnson said.

An autopsy will be conducted Thursday, according to the county coroner’s office.

Officers went to the area at about 10:30 a.m. Monday “regarding a suspicious vehicle in the flood control basin,” Johnson said.

“The investigation led to the incident being handled as a critical missing when the registered owner of the vehicle could not be located,” he said. “During the investigation officers returned to the 1000 block of West Carson Street and conducted a thorough search of the area.”

Officers then found the body, Johnson said. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 570-7260.

–City News Service 

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