Dead man found in Sylmar burning car

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles firefighters made a grim discovery when
they arrived at a blue 1993 Lexus that was burning in Sylmar near the Foothill
(210) Freeway. A dead man was sitting in the front seat, a police lieutenant
said today.
Now, detectives are investigating the death as a homicide, said Lt. Paul
Vernon of the Los Angles Police Department Mission Detective Division.
The fire was reported to 911 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Vernon said. The car
was in a secluded deadend section of Harding Street near Foothill Boulevard
under a pedestrian bridge, he said.
“It appeared the man had bled a great deal and we think he may have
been shot prior to the fire starting,” Vernon said.“It appears someone wanted
to torch the car to destroy the evidence.”
The victim was a large Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s, he said.
The coroner would determine the cause of the man’s death and whether he
was shot or injured in some other way, Vernon said.
Detectives and fire department arson investigators who canvassed the
area looking for clues found witnesses who reported seeing a person running
across the pedestrian bridge just after the fire started, he said.
Anyone with information about the case was urged to call Detective Ryan
Verna at (818) 838-9976 or leave anonymous tips at Crimestoppers (800) 222-TIPS
(8477) or www.LAPDOnline.org and click on webtips.

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Dead man found in Sylmar burning car
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Dead man found in Sylmar burning car
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Los Angeles firefighters made a grim discovery when they arrived at a blue 1993 Lexus that was burning in Sylmar near the Foothill (210) Freeway. A dead man was sitting in the front seat, a police lieutenant said today.
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