The coroner’s office requested the public’s help Thursday in identifying an African-American female who died Aug. 5 in South Los Angeles.
The young woman, who reportedly went by the name “Brazil,” weighed 133 pounds, was 5 feet, 3 inches tall and was believed to be between 15 and 20 years old, according to the coroner’s office. She has long, brown curly hair and brown eyes.
Small, irregular-shaped scars were found on the back of both her heels and right wrist. She wore a white metal ring on her right nostril and both her ears were pierced.
The unidentified woman was found unresponsive the morning of Aug. 5 near Col. Leon H. Washington Park in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles. Authorities believe the decedent was in Compton Aug. 4 and traveled to South Los Angeles’ Florence area that evening.
She was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where she was later pronounced dead.
Anyone with information about the woman’s identity is urged to call Coroner Investigator Betsy Magdaleno at the Los Angeles County Coroner Identifications Unit at (323) 343-0754 or the Coroner Investigations Division at (323) 343-0714.