(Sept. 12, 2005, updated) -- L.A. County Sheriff's HQ tells LBReport.com that a body found in Pico Rivera on Sept. 7 near the San Gabriel River has been identified as that of Barbara Rogers, 60, of Lakewood...and her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Ms. Rogers' body was found near the area of San Gabriel River Parkway at Springland Dr. (north of Beverly Blvd.)
Her sudden disappearance in mid-August left friends and family bewildered and concerned. Missing person fliers were posted throughout Lakewood and LB and a candlelight vigil was recently held. Ms. Rogers was Miss Iowa in 1965.
Further to follow as we learn it.