A San Diego Police Department patch
A San Diego Police Department patch on an officer’s uniform. Courtesy SDPD

Authorities Thursday publicly identified the homeless woman found dead in a plastic trash can in Little Italy.

The body of Candice Morgan, 41, was discovered in the 2100 block of State Street shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police.

“Due to the suspicious nature of the death … homicide detectives were called to the scene and began investigating the incident,” Lt. Andra Brown said late Thursday afternoon.

Morgan had no permanent address and was known to frequent Mission Valley, Brown said.

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