Los Angeles mother discovers woman wrapped in plastic in son's bedroom
It is unclear what led to her death or how long she had been in the room before she was discovered
August 15, 2023 1:36pm
Updated: August 16, 2023 8:28am
A horrified Los Angeles mother found a woman’s dead body wrapped in plastic in her son’s room on Sunday, prompting police to launch a homicide investigation.
At around 1 a.m. in a home in the 2200 block of Wall Street in southwest Los Angeles, a mom entered her son’s bedroom to investigate a “distinct gas smell,” coming from it. However, nothing could prepare her for what she found. Inside her son’s room was what appeared to be a body.
The unidentified mother immediately called the police to report what she had found. When they arrived, police officers found the body of a woman wrapped in plastic.
Paramedics responding to the scene declared the woman dead on the spot.
Officials with the L.A. County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 30-year-old Hannah Rachel Collins, reported KTLA. It is unclear what led to her death or how long she had been in the room before she was discovered.
Police launched a homicide investigation to determine how the woman died, reported the Los Angeles Times.
There have been no arrests as of Monday evening, according to a police spokesperson. Authorities are looking for the son, who was only identified as a 26-year-old Hispanic man.
"He is not under arrest, but investigators are looking for him," the spokesperson added.