Body Found in Burned Vehicle in Chatsworth, Homicide Investigation Underway: LAPD

A body was found inside a burned car in Chatsworth early Sunday and a homicide investigation is underway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Detectives investigate after a body was found in a burned fire in Chatsworth on Feb. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Detectives investigate after a body was found in a burned fire in Chatsworth on Feb. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

A neighbor in the 20600 block of Celtic Street reported a car fire about 1:40 a.m.

Los Angeles firefighters put out the blaze and found the body in the backseat of the car, said LAPD Detective Dave Peteque.

Authorities have only been able to determine that the victim was a man, but officials from the coroner’s office will investigate exactly how the person died.

“The vehicle is completely burnt, we did find some evidence in the vehicle that may lead to an arson,” Peteque said. “Based on our initial investigation, there could possibly be foul play.”

The detective added that the neighborhood is “relatively quiet.”

“It is surprising definitely surprising to neighbors and detectives and officers who work in this area,” Peteque said.