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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.

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Burned body found on road in Covina

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.