COSTA MESA — Signe Margit, 59, of Laguna Hills has been identified as the woman whose mummified remains were found in the passenger seat of a car last week in Costa Mesa.
The corpse, covered in a pile of clothing, apparently had been driven around for up to 10 months, police said.
Margit's identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin, police Sgt. Phil Myers said.
She had been reported as a missing person when she stoped contacting her family in December 2009, according to police.
The body was discovered last week by officers investigating a car partially blocking a driveway in the 2000 block of Tustin Avenue.