The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a homicide in the city of Stanton.
Friday morning at approximately 10 a.m. O.C. Sheriff Deputies were called to the 12000 block of Leafwood Street in the city of Stanton regarding a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle, a silver sedan, was parked along the curb on Leafwood. The vehicle’s driver side window was smashed and there was blood on the exterior. Upon examination of the vehicle, deputies discovered a deceased male adult in the trunk of the vehicle.
Homicide investigators responded to the scene. The Orange County Coroner then worked to determine a preliminary cause and time of death. How the victim died, and if the death occurred at another location remain under investigation.
The man who was found dead in the trunk of a car in Stanton was identified on Saturday as a 31-year-old Irvine resident, Jeffrey Cheng.
If you have any information to aid in the investigation, please contact OCSD at 714-647-7000. Anonymous tips can be reported to OC Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.