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In-N-Out Burger Employee Found Dead Inside Restaurant Died of Blunt Force Trauma

Just before 5 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an unresponsive woman near the In-N-Out restaurant in the 14300 block of Firestone Boulevard (Thinkstock).
Just before 5 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an unresponsive woman near the In-N-Out restaurant in the 14300 block of Firestone Boulevard (Thinkstock).

An In-N-Out Burger employee found dead outside the La Mirada restaurant where she had worked for two decades was fatally beaten, authorities said today.

Deputies sent to 14341 Firestone Blvd. at 4:45 a.m. Friday found Josefina Alcocer dead in the parking lot. She was wearing her In-N-Out uniform, the sheriff’s department reported.

Authorities preliminarily reported that the 48-year-old woman had been shot, but an autopsy later determined that was not the case, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The cause of death was blunt force trauma, he said.

Alcocer had worked for In-N-Out since 1996 and was one of the original employees at the La Mirada restaurant, according to the company.

No arrests have been reported. Sheriff’s homicide detectives urged anyone with any information regarding the crime to call them at (323) 890-5500.

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