Thursday morning came the news that a Caltrans worker
An LAPD spokesman would not confirm the CBS2/KCAL9 report that it was Guzman.
According to City News Service, LAPD Robbery and Homicide division is waiting for the coroner to announce the name of the victim and cause of death.
Guzman disappeared the day after Christmas on the way to the drugstore.
Family and friends have been gathering daily outside the apartment building where she lived, and, according to one, were convinced Guzman died after foul play.
About 30 of them also gathered Thursday at the crime scene, according to KNBC, and continued their vigil Thursday night outside the building where Guzman lived.
Meantime local residents were on edge, given the site's close proximity to Allesandro Elementary School, across the street on Riverside Drive.
An earlier version of this story identified Guzman as being from Boyle Heights. We stand corrected.