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Body identified as missing Realtor

Los Angeles agent's car found in San Diego

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Authorities on Saturday confirmed the body found in the trunk of a missing Realtor's car in San Diego late last week was that of Julia "Deede" Buchanan Keller, the Los Angeles Realtor who'd been missing for more than a week. Police found Keller's 1999 Mercedes Benz E320 Thursday evening about 120 miles south of El Segundo where she was last seen. Authorities on Saturday said it was unclear how she died and detectives continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death. Investigators last week questioned Keller's ex-husband. Keller was an agent at Shorewood Realtors in Manhattan Beach, one of the trendiest and most expensive communities in L.A.'s popular South Bay. Rick Plank, Keller's office manager, said she had been representing clients in the area for more than a dozen years. Keller, 55, was last seen on July 8, being dropped off outside her home around 11:30 p.m. No one was worried when Keller didn't come into the office the following Friday or Saturday, Shorewood's ...