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Coroner: Woman shot multiple times, stuffed in recycling bin in Allentown

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The Lehigh County coroner says she was shot multiple times before her body was stuffed into the bin. (WPVI)

The Lehigh County Coroner says an unidentified woman was shot multiple times before her body was stuffed into a recycling bin in Allentown.

The official cause of death was released Tuesday afternoon. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

The discovery was made around 2:45 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot to the rear of the 800 block of East Tilghman Street.

Police say the woman's body was found stuffed inside a large blue recycling container.

She is described as an Asian woman, between 18-30 years old, about five feet tall, weighing about 119 pounds with short, black hair.

The woman had multiple scars on her right forearm and a surgical scar on her left forearm.

She was found wearing pink fingernail polish, blue pantyhose stockings, black dress pants and a green sweater with a white collar and white cuffs, black-and-white Nike sneakers and a silver necklace.

Authorities also highlight a yellow metal bracelet she was wearing, with the inscription: "A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lehigh County Coroner's Officer at 610-782-3426 or the Allentown Police Department at 610-437-7721.
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