CERRITOS (CBSLA.com) — A body was found in a burned vehicle Sunday in Cerritos.
The discovery was made at 7:47 a.m. in the 7800 block of Denni Street, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.READ MORE: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash
The victim — in a 1999 Toyota Corolla — was pronounced at the scene.
Sunday evening, detectives said the victim — a resident of La Palma — was a 55-year-old male.READ MORE: 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
When authorities arrived they said the car was fully engulfed in flames.
Officials said the exact cause of the fire was still being investigated but reported that “several” gas cans were located inside the car.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the death to call (323) 890-5500.MORE NEWS: Riverside Adds 419 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths; San Bernardino Reports 253 Cases, 22 Deaths
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