Burned Body Found on Altadena Sidewalk

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By Mary O’KEEFE

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide unit detectives are asking for the public’s help with any information concerning a burned body found in an Altadena neighborhood on Sunday morning.

At about 6 a.m. on Sunday, a passerby saw a burning object on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of North Windsor Avenue. It was discovered that the object was actually a human body. The person contacted the Altadena’s Sheriff’s Station.

Sheriff personnel with Pasadena Fire Department firefighters and paramedics responded to the location and confirmed the burned victim, according to the LASD.

“Our number one priority is to identify the individual,” said Sgt. Marsh, LASD homicide detective.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office conducted a post-mortem on Wednesday.

“We are waiting for the results,” Marsh added. “It will take some time.”

The area is a busy biking path where bicyclists often park their vehicles or take a shuttle to bike the area.

“We are reaching out to anyone that may have been parked or used the shuttle service that begins just north of the crime scene [or] who may [have been] driving north or south on Windsor Avenue just prior to 6 a.m. on Sunday,” said Marsh.

Another burned body was found in a vehicle in a Tujunga neighborhood on March 31, however sheriff investigators have found no connection between the two crimes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LASD Detective Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Information can be left anonymously.

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