Woman's body found in clothing donation box in Santa Clarita area

A woman who climbed into a clothing donation box in the Newhall area was found dead late Thursday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

A passerby alerted authorities a body was found in a clothing donation box on Oct. 6, 2022.

An LASD official said a passerby discovered the body around 10 a.m. near the intersection of Orchard Village Road and Lyons Avenue.

It’s unknown how long the woman had been in the donation box. Her name has not been released. Authorities said she is around 60-years-old.

A cause of death was not immediately known and it's unclear at this time who owned the clothing collection box.

No further information was immediately available.

The investigation remains active. 

CNS contributed to this report.