Burned body found two days after possible arson in Lancaster

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Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a burned body in Lancaster Monday afternoon, officials said.

The body was reported found at about 2:30 p.m. along the 44000 block of Andale Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The discovery of the body comes more than two days after the initial fire, which occurred at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the Sheriff’s Department added in an update.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department’s Arson Detail returned to the scene on Monday in an attempt to identify the fire’s cause, which remains unknown, and then discovered the body.

Though the Sheriff’s Department initially said the body was that of a man, officials have not determined if the person was a man or a woman, and the cause of death also remains under investigation, the update added.

No further details have been released.

Anyone with information can call the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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