Authorities identify body found in U-Haul truck in Fullerton

Posted at 9:14 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 12:16:14-05

A body found wrapped in plastic inside an abandoned rental truck has been identified as a 29-year-old California woman who was reported missing by her family according to the Associated Press.

Investigators are still trying to find out if Ashley Manning's death was a homicide. Anaheim police say her cause of death is still pending and toxicology could take weeks.

Staff at the U-Haul moving and storage facility in Fullerton found the body last Wednesday while conducting inventory on the truck. According to the AP Manning's family reported her missing in November.

The U-Haul had been rented in nearby Anaheim and was found abandoned in that city after the rental agreement expired.