Woman’s body found stuffed in trash bin

LOS ANGELES, CA – A chilling discovery has been made in the San Fernando Valley, as the investigation into the incident continues. A local resident stumbled upon a body concealed in a trash can on Tuesday morning, sparking a police investigation.

The call to the Los Angeles Police Department came from the 8500 block of Wentworth Street, nestled between Sherman Grove and Oro Vista avenues in the Sunland neighborhood. The caller, homeowner Will Elliott, had found a black trash bin lying on its side, its weight and peculiar fastening catching his attention.

Elliott recounts lifting the bin, noting its unusual heaviness. The lid was secured with zip ties, an oddity that prompted him to report the bin to the non-emergency police line. After no immediate response, he reached out to the city, detailing the peculiarities of the zip-tied bin and its scratched-off serial number. He was informed that an animal disposal unit would be dispatched within 24 hours.

However, it was local gardeners who unraveled the grim truth. At around 10:30 a.m., they detected a foul odor emanating from the bin and alerted a neighbor who promptly dialed 911. The body found inside was later identified as 32-year-old Heather Haas.

The circumstances surrounding Haas’ death and how her body ended up in the trash bin are still under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.