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UPDATED: Body Found Near Freeway May Be Missing Girl

Freeway_Body_1UPDATED 6:53 a.m. Tuesday

A body found near the junction of the eastbound 126 and the southbound I-5 may or may not be that of a missing Newhall woman, who was last seen getting off a bus in Castaic two weeks ago.

Sheriff's officials confirmed that shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, a gardener found the decomposing remains of a young blonde female behind buildings that compose a strip mall near the Caltrans yard on The Old Road.

The body was found between the buildings and the freeway.

Homicide detectives released a statement Monday night saying that they believe the victim may be Brigett Kennemore, an 18 year-old Valencia High student with disabilities who has been missing for two weeks.

"The decedent may be Kennemore and the cause of death is a tragic suicide," said the Sheriff's department statement. "The identity of the decedent will ultimately be determined by the coroner's office."

Kennemore was last seen October 26, exiting a bus in Castaic after a break up with her boyfriend. Her family and Sheriff's detectives conducted a search last weekend, however no clues to her whereabouts were discovered.

Freeway_Body_4An official ruling on the victim's identity has yet to be released by the Los Angeles County coroner.

The CHP closed the eastbound 126 transition road to the southbound I-5 as well as the Henry Mayo Drive onramp to the southbound I-5 during the investigation.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.






All photos courtesy of John Talent