Body of 29-year-old woman missing since November found in back of U-Haul


The body of a woman missing since November was found in the back of a Uhaul in Fullerton, California Wednesday, according to Sergeant Shane Carringer, Public Information Officer for the Anaheim Police Department.
Ashley Manning, 29, was found wrapped in plastic sheeting and cardboard in the back of a Uhaul on January 8, Carringer told CNN by phone Sunday night.
The Uhaul vehicle was rented from a facility in Anaheim and itís lease had expired before it was recovered in Anaheim and towed to a Uhaul facility lot in Fullerton, Carringer said.
Employees emptying the Uhaul discovered the body and called police, according to Carringer.

FULLERTON, Calif. — The body of a 29-year-old missing woman was found Wednesday in the back of a U-Haul in Fullerton, California, police say.

Ashley Manning was wrapped in plastic sheeting and cardboard when employees found her while emptying the vehicle and called police, Anaheim Police Department spokesman Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

The vehicle was rented from a facility in Anaheim where it was found with an expired lease and towed back to a U-Haul facility in Fullerton, Carringer said.

He added that detectives have the rental history of the vehicle but are not releasing it at this time.

Manning had been reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department in November by a family member after they lost contact with her, he said.

She had recently traveled to California from Texas but had a California driver’s license, according to Carringer.

“The circumstances of discovering her are absolutely suspicious,” Carringer said.

The department, he added, is awaiting a toxicology report, which could take weeks to complete, to determine Manning’s cause of death.

There are currently no suspects, Carringer said.

It’s also unknown how long the body was inside the vehicle, KTLA reported.

An autopsy was conducted by the Orange County Coroner Friday, Carringer said.

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