ALTADENA, Calif. — Authorities are trying to determine the identity and cause of death of a man whose burning body was found on a Southern California sidewalk.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Lillian Peck says a passerby spotted the fire around dawn Sunday on North Windsor Avenue.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Lillian Peck says a passerby spotted the fire around dawn Sunday in Altadena. Upon closer inspection the passerby discovered the flaming object was a human body and called 911.
David Jimeno told KCAL-TV he saw the man lying in a fetal position. He said another witness tried to put out the fire with an extinguisher but the man was already dead.
Sheriff's Lt. Matthew Burson said the man was so badly charred that it could take some time to identify him. Detectives are also investigating a red sedan that was parked near his body.
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