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TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman found dead Tuesday morning near a dumpster outside a shopping center in Takoma Park has been identified.

Takoma Park police say the body of Elena Gugicheva was found at around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday by a maintenance employee disposing trash in the dumpster enclosure at the shopping center.

Gugicheva, 34, worked part-time as a Paralegal at the law offices of Carmyn Lombardo at Hampshire Park strip mall on New Hampshire Avenue, according to police.  

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"I went to go throw some trash in the dumpster, open the dumpster up and she was right there," Dwayne Douglas, a maintenance worker at the shopping center, told WUSA9.

Police did not specify a cause of death for Gugicheva beyond saying she suffered deadly trauma to her upper body.    

Anyone with information about Gugicheva's death is asked to call Takoma Park police at 301-270-1100.

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