An example of a mountain highway. Photo from Pixabay.
An example of a scenic mountain road. Photo from Pixabay.

A woman whose body was found dumped on the Angeles Crest Highway north of La Canada Flintridge was publicly identified Wednesday.

She was Raylynn Josephine Deanne Hernandez, 21, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. Her city of residence was not available.

Hernandez was discovered by a hiker about 1:30 p.m. Sunday on a hillside near mile marker 30.45, which is about three miles north of the Foothill (210) Freeway, and north of La Canada Flintridge, according to Deputy Wally Bracks.

She suffered multiple stab wounds and appeared to have been dumped off a steep hillside just off the road. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Bracks said.

No suspect information was immediately available, according sheriff’s homicide Lt. John Corina. The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information on this woman’s death was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.

–City News Service

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