Body found inside vehicle in El Segundo identified as 19-year-old girl; LAPD investigating

Authorities Thursday said a young woman found dead in a vehicle in El Segundo was from North Hollywood, and her death will be investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Karla Cristina Morales-Escobar,19, was found dead about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at California and East Elm streets. An autopsy was pending, the coroner's office reported.

Sheriff's homicide detectives initially were assigned to assist El Segundo police in the investigation, but the case has been re-assigned to the LAPD.

"Details have emerged in the course of this investigation that established the Los Angeles Police Department has jurisdiction in this matter," a sheriff's statement said.

An LAPD spokesperson declined to elaborate on the investigation into the death.

CNS contributed to this report.