Burning Body Found on Side of Road in Covina

COVINA, Calif. (KTLA) — A homicide investigation continued on Wednesday following the discovery of a burning body on the side of a road in Covina.

A deputy on patrol spotted something burning near the intersection of East Covina Hills Road and East Via Verde Street around 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, authorities said.

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Burned body found on side of road in Covina

The deputy used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, and discovered that the object was a body.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has determined that the victim was a man, officials said Wednesday.

However, the victim’s identity and cause of death had not yet been determined.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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