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(Press Release Update) Sheriff's Altadena Death Investigation Reveals Victim Was Burned, Detectives Still At Scene

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Press Release
Updated Information, Log #96

04-15-12, 0924 Hours, Lieutenant Burson/HOM:lrp/SHB

Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man, which occurred on Sunday, April 15, 2012, in the 2600 block of North Windsor Avenue, Altadena.

Detectives have learned that a passerby saw a burning object on the
sidewalk. Upon closer investigation, they realized the object was a human body and called 9-1-1.

Altadena Sheriff's Station deputies and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to the location and confirmed the burned victim was a male adult.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

Written by Deputy Lillian Peck
Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
4700 Ramona Boulevard,
Monterey Park, CA 91754


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