Posted on June 1, 2011

Woman Found Pushing a Trash Can of Body Parts Is Arrested As Suspect in Killing

Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2011


Carmen Montenegro was taken into custody after Ontario residents in the 700 block of Holmes Avenue spotted her about 3 p.m. Sunday pushing a foul-smelling trash bin and alerted police, Det. Jeff Crittenden said. Body parts were found inside the bin, he said.


Montenegro apparently was trying to get relatives who live on the street to get rid of the body and had also tried to leave it in front of a nearby home, he said.

“She was trying to dispose of a body,” Crittenden said

The victim has not been identified.


The daughter of a homeowner related to Montenegro told a KTLA-TV Channel 5 reporter that the suspect is her cousin and that she came to the house Sunday with the body asking for help disposing of it. {snip}