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Any new information on death of woman found in car trunk in Roseville?

Q: What became of the Roseville woman found in the trunk of her car dead? Her name was Andrea Paola Guzman-Spangler.

Elizabeth Saldana, Roseville

A: The body of 38-year-old Andrea Paola Guzman-Spangler was found in the trunk of a car parked on a residential street in Roseville on June 19, 2017.

Police announced at the time that the death was being investigated as a homicide. Dee Dee Gunther, Roseville Police Department spokeswoman, said detectives have since determined that Guzman-Spangler was not a homicide victim, but the cause and circumstances of her death remain under investigation.

Officers went to the 1500 block of Gerry Way after neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. Gerry Way residents told police they thought the vehicle might have been at that location for about a week.

One neighbor said she had noticed a smell, but she initially didn’t think anything of it. The body was discovered following a weekend of triple-digit temperatures.

An initial examination of the body found no obvious signs of trauma, according to police.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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