By Ivan Cazares
A woman died near Parking Structure 4 on Sunday. The Sheriff’s Department received a call reporting the death at 4 a.m.
The Sheriff’s Department would not reveal the circumstances of her death. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide division is conducting an investigation on the matter.
East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez announced the death of a person in an email addressed to faculty and staff.
Public Information Officer Alejandro Guzman confirmed it was a woman. He referred Campus News to the Sheriff’s office. Multiple deputies, however, claim that Guzman is the person to talk to for information.
Rumors suggesting that the woman is an 18 year old ELAC student and that it is a case of suicide are circulating due to the lack of information being released.
Staff and faculty were instructed to avoid the structure on the corner of Collegian Avenue and Floral Drive and park in the Stadium Lot or Parking Structure 3.
Deputy Alberto Romero admitted to knowing whether she was an ELAC student or not, but said he was not in a position to disclose that information.
The Sheriff’s Information Bureau claims it doesn’t have any record of the death and was unable to put Campus News in contact with the detective in charge of the investigation.
This is the second death to occur involving the parking structures in the last two weeks. Martinez is yet to identify the man believed to be a former ELAC student who died from a fall on Sept. 28.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s station at (323) 265-8800. People in need of counseling services can visit the Health Center in building G8-111 or call (323) 265-8651.
More information will be published when it becomes available.