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Eileen Ponce-Orta's family called Covina, California, police to report she was missing on Valentine's Day. A few days later,  police in Pomona called family members and asked them to pick up her van, which was illegally parked near a police station. Ponce-Orta's mother went to chek the van and found her daughter's body buried under blankets and other items. The daughter had been stabbed and killed. Pomona police say the officer who discovered the van ran a check on license plates and knew that it was connected to a missing persons report, but say the information he was working under led to him to believe a cursory look at the vehicle from outside was sufficient.