A body has been discovered in a remote area in Moreno Valley. Police have not disclosed the identity of the person, but it may be that of Norma Lopez, who disappeared last Thursday.
The body was found in a tall grassy area near a line of trees and was not hidden. No word yet on whether the body is that of abducted 17-year-old girl Norma Lopez.
An autopsy conducted Wednesday morning will reveal the sex of the body. Investigators could not conclude the sex on site because the body was too decomposed.
Norma Lopez was reported missing on July 15 at 12:30 p.m. by her older sister after not returning from summer school. Norma was released from her summer school course at about 10 a.m. that day and was supposed to meet here older sister and a friend.
Investigators found some of Norma’s belongings and what looked like signs of a struggle just two miles from where the body was found. Authorities are also looking for a driver and passenger of a newer-model green SUV that was seen in the area at the time of her disappearance.
The Sheriff’s Department has announced a $35,000 reward for any information leading up the Norma’s return or the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for her abduction.