CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Los Angeles woman last month began searching a landfill northwest of the city on Monday.
Investigators served a search warrant in the disappearance of Heidi Planck to excavate a specific area of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Castaic, “manually search it for human remains, and collect any related evidence,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
Planck was reported missing by her ex-husband on Oct. 20 and the LAPD‘s Robbery-Homicide Division took over the case nine days later.
Detectives found that Planck was last seen on Oct. 17 in downtown Los Angeles at an apartment complex where her dog was found.
“Forensic evidence was located inside the building which has led detectives to believe an incident occurred resulting in Planck’s death,” police said.
Planck’s 2017 Range Rover was discovered Nov. 4 in the parking garage of a residential building several blocks away.
“Further investigation has led investigators to the Chiquita Canyon Landfill,” police said, without releasing further details.