Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The mysterious murdered body of a woman found in a parked car on a freeway shoulder shut down a section of the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in El Monte for more than seven hours Tuesday while authorities investigated the grisly scene.

About 4 a.m., a tow truck driver spotted the car on the right shoulder and stopped to render aid, CHP Officer Chris Baldonado said at the scene. The driver then saw a woman in her 30s unresponsive in the driver’s seat and called 911, he said.

The woman, who had a gunshot would to the right side of her head, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Baldonado.

The death was being investigated a possible homicide.

The white 2011 Chevrolet Malibu the woman had been driving skidded along a sound wall before stopping on the right shoulder, another CHP officer said.

The eastbound 10 Freeway was closed near Peck Road about 4:30 a.m., and remained closed until 11:39 a.m., when three left lanes were reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol. The remaining lanes were reopened about 1:30 p.m.

— City News Service

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