By CBSLA Staff

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – A body was found burned on top of a pallet near a freeway connector road in Long Beach Saturday morning, authorities said.

Officers responded at 1:46 a.m. to the connector road of the Artesia (91) Freeway and the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway where they found the victim, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and on Sunday authorities ruled the death a homicide.

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An arson investigator with the Long Beach Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 6:33 a.m. and a representative from the coroner’s office was called out to the location at 6:48 a.m.

The CHP urged anyone with information regarding the death to call them at (323) 644-9550.

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