Fresno woman found in dumpster identified

FRESNO, Calif.

Srey was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, then thrown into a dumpster. People who knew said it was a dumpster she passed frequently in her daily struggle to survive.

Two scraps of crime scene tape mark the spot where police found the body of Limbo Srey. The 52-year-old mother of at least four was dumped in a garbage bin along a street covered in trash. Investigators are scouring the streets for evidence and witnesses, but they say it appears she was intentionally targeted.

"There's nothing in the investigation so far that points to it being random. Usually in cases like this, it's not random," said Lt. Mark Salazar with the Fresno Police Department.

Srey walked and worked the streets where she was found -- scrapping metal at a recycler around the block. Acquaintances are still afraid of whoever killed her, so they didn't want us to show their faces. They said Srey bounced from house to house -- never homeless, but close. They said she would do just about anything to earn a dollar.

"She's just a victim of the street. She was out there trying to survive. She did not deserve what she got."

Srey's tough life had led her into trouble in the past. Acquaintances say she still had contact with her family, but didn't live with them. Police said her murder wasn't the first time they'd interacted with her.

"We know she's had contacts with law enforcement and we're looking at those contacts to see if they played a role in her murder," said Salazar.

The dumpster is no longer out on the street where Srey was found. Police took it as evidence in the case.

Investigators said it could still be awhile before they make an arrest.

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