CITY OF INDUSTRY (CBSLA.com) — A nude man who was discovered burned and bound alongside the northbound 605 Freeway in the City of Industry on Tuesday has died.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with the California Highway Patrol, received a call around 2 p.m. Tuesday from a motorist who found the victim near the transition road from the northbound 605 to the 60 Freeway.
Sheriff’s detectives said it appeared that the unidentified man managed to drag himself up a steep dirt trail to the side of the roadway.
A preliminary investigation determined that the man had been assaulted prior to being burned, authorities said.
The victim, who suffered burns to his face and body, was transported to County-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.