ALTADENA (CNS) – An investigation was under way today into the death of
a man who was found ablaze on a sidewalk in Altadena.
The body was burned beyond recognition and dental records or DNA will be
required to make a positive identification, said coroner’s Lt. Joe Bale. An
autopsy is pending.
The man was discovered around 6 a.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of North
Windsor Avenue, said Deputy Lillian Peck of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.
“A passerby saw a burning object on the sidewalk,’ Peck said.
“Upon closer investigation, (the passerby) realized the object was a human
body and called 911.’
Deputies from the sheriff’s Altadena station and Los Angeles County
firefighters went to the scene The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives urged anyone with information on the man
and how he was killed to call (323) 890-5500.
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