News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-6077


PRESS RELEASE #09/10/2009
Subject :

Dr 09-13328
Contact :John Hare, Lieutenant, Irvine Police Department    (949) 724-7112

IRVINE, CA (September 8, 2009):  Irvine Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the victim who was found deceased and burned in the parking lot of a closed business early Saturday morning, September 5, 2009.  The victim is described as an African American woman in her early 20's, approximately 6' tall and 150 pounds. 

UPDATE (September 10, 2009):  When the victim was located she was wearing size 10 Glaze brand shoes, like the one depicted above.  It appeared her shoes had been in good condition, either new or rarely worn.  Detectives believe the shoes are fairly distinctive and therefore may have caught the attention of someone who remembers the victim and could provide information leading to her identity. 

Anyone with information about the victim's identity is asked to contact the Irvine Police Department's 24-hour tip hotline at (949) 724-7192. 

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 231,117, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit