COVINA, Calif. (KTLA) — A homicide investigation was underway in Covina after the discovery of a charred body early Tuesday.
The remains were found around 3:45 a.m. on East Covina Hills Road near East Via Verde Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies who were on patrol in the area noticed a fire burning, which they put out with an extinguisher. That’s when they found the body.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. It was unclear if the victim was a man or a woman.
Homicide detectives were at the scene, and closed off East Covina Hills Road for the investigation.