Police ID woman's body found in trash container in southeast DC

Authorities have identified the body of a woman found in a trash container in southeast, D.C.

D.C. police responded to the 1600 block of 27th Street SE around 1:28 p.m. on Monday after a groundskeeper discovered the body. 

Police have identified the woman as 59-year-old Yvette Spencer from Southeast.

Spencer was reported missing to D.C. police on Friday, March 17. 

The incident is under active investigation.