Friday, June 19, 2009

Homeless man in wheelchair burned to death

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose partially burned body was found in a wheelchair.

Los Angeles police received a call around 2:50 a.m. Friday from someone who spotted a small fire in a strip mall near a pizza parlor.

The victim, a homeless man, was on fire and his body was badly charred. A candle and some alcohol were found near the body.

Read the KCBS report here.

Update: Cops say the death was accidental, not a homicide. Read the Los Angeles Daily News report here.


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