COVINA HILLS ( — Detectives Tuesday were investigating the death of a person whose body was found in an unincorporated area of Covina.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives were sent to East Covina Hills Road near East Via Verde Street around 3:45 a.m. to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified person, officials said in a statement.

“A sheriff’s deputy was driving through the canyon here and saw a body burning on the side of the road,” Lt. John Corina said. “He stopped and used a fire extinguisher to put the body out.”

Additional information surrounding the person’s death was not released.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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