The California Attorney General's office says it is now reviewing the death of Mitrice Richardson. LA County Sheriff's deputies took her into custody in 2009, then released in the Malibu Canyon area a few hours later. She disappeared for about a year and then her body was found later in 2010. LA Observed's Kevin Roderick has been watching this story and speaks with KCRW's Steve Chiotakis.
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