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A body found Thursday floating in the lake at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights has been identified as 36 year-old Lorenza Arellano, said the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

At about 10:15 a.m., Los Angeles police were called with reports of a person found in the lake.

The victim, found partially clothed, was a transient woman living in an encampment, said LAPD’s Hollenbeck Area Capt. Martin Baeza. Her clothes were found next to the lake in an encampment, he added.

Arellano’s body did not have any visible signs of trauma, and authorities have not ruled out a possible suicide, drug overdose or accident.

“We’re handling the investigation as a possible homicide pending the autopsy report,” said Baeza.

Baeza said local transients who might have known the woman were questioned; however, no suspects or people of interest have been identified.

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