Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives were unable to immediately identify a burning body found Tuesday near an upscale Covina neighborhood.
The body was so badly burned that investigators have been unable to even determine the age or sex of the victim, said sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
A deputy on patrol spotted something burning on the side of East Covina Hills Road, just west of Via Verde and out of view of homes, about 3:45 a.m.
The deputy used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, only to discover that the object was a body, Corina said.
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