Cops in Los Angeles are hunting for a killer after a woman's naked body turned up on a conveyor belt at a city recycling dump.
Family members identified the woman as 24-year-old Lacrecia Hill, a college student who lived with her grandmother in Long Beach.
Hill was last seen on the morning of May 15, when she told family members she was heading to a party later in the day.
A cousin said Hill called from the party, but she hadn't been heard from since, KTLA television reported.
Sorters at the refuse center in Wilmington, near the Port of Los Angeles, discovered the young woman's nude body rolling along the conveyor belt among piles of garbage and recyclables on Friday.
Investigators suspected the body may have arrived with a truckload of trash.
Hill's mother, Phyllis Taylor Burks, pleaded for police to investigate one of her exes.
"I haven't heard good things about him, so I just want him investigated," she told KTLA.
Cops didn't say whether there were any suspects, and a cause of death was not released.
Burks said her daughter had dreams of starting her own hair salon.
"She didn't deserve this. She was a beautiful girl," she said.