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Realtor’s disappearance, death still a mystery

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Though law-enforcement officials this weekend confirmed that the body found in the trunk of an abandoned car is that of a popular Los Angeles-area Realtor who had been missing for a week, investigators this morning still refused to say how she died and appeared to have few new clues in her disappearance. The body of agent Julia Buchanan "Deede" Keller was found in the trunk of her 1999 Mercedes-Benz last Thursday in downtown San Diego, about 120 miles south of her home in the West Los Angeles suburb of El Segundo. She had last been seen alive a week earlier, on July 8, while being dropped off at her home by a date. Keller's son, Michael, grew worried about his mother after she missed several appointments over the next few days. He then went to her house and found her prized dogs left unfed, several windows open and the home's lights and television turned on. The agent's wallet was still in the house, but her silver 1999 Mercedes-Benz was missing. A spokesperson for the L.A. County She...