Man Suffers Burns at WeHo Carnaval, Dies; Investigation Underway

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a man who died after being engulfed in flames during West Hollywood’s Halloween Carnaval, authorities said.

weho-burn-victim-wingsThe incident involving the 51-year-old victim occurred at 10:25 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

The man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the department said.

He was later identified by relatives as Gilbert Estrada.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to determine the source of the ignition, or how the victim became engulfed in flames.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.