CASTAIC (CBSLA.com) — A burned body was found Wednesday morning near Castaic Lake.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials responded to Lake Hughes Road around 6 a.m. after a cyclist reported a small brush fire.
When firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames, they realized it was a body that had been burning.
“We don’t have a whole lot of information. As a matter of fact, all we know about the individual is that it is a male. We are investigating it as a homicide,” said Lt. Dave Dolson of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
The body was discovered about three miles from where authorities have been searching for a missing 19-year-old college student from Orange County.