The California Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a person whose burned body was found along a freeway off-ramp in downtown Los Angeles.

The body was found around 4:55 p.m. Monday at the 10 Freeway off-ramp at Maple Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to the scene, as well as the Los Angeles Police Department, where they found the burned body at the bottom of the off-ramp near some “construction containers.”

Because of the condition of the person’s body, a death investigation began. At this time, authorities have not said if homicide is suspected.

LAPD eventually ceded the investigation to the CHP, which closed the affected off-ramp.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office was called to the area and CHP investigators remained on the scene.

The off-ramp reopened around 8:15 p.m.

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