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SACRAMENTO - Manteca police are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found in a dumpster.

Sgt. Julie Renfroe said citizens contacted police about 10:30 Saturday night about discovering a body in the big trash bin behind a business on the 1100 block of South Main Street.

Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office released the victim's name. She was 22-year-old Kelly Darlene Marelich of Manteca.

The woman appeared to be the victim of a homicide, Renfroe said.

The coroner did not state a cause of death yet.

Anyone who may have information on the circumstances of Marelich's death was urged to contact Det. Stephen Schluer at (209) 456-8210 or by calling Crime Stoppers at (209)823-4636.

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