Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

The fire that led to the discovery of human remains burning in an alley behind an Inglewood 7-Eleven store was suspicious, a police sergeant said Thursday.

The body was found at about 6 a.m. Wednesday when Los Angeles County firefighters extinguished a blaze on what they thought was furniture in an alley behind a 7-Eleven store in the 1000 block of La Brea Avenue, near Century Boulevard, said Inglewood police Sgt. Michael Bollinger. They contacted police when they discovered human remains instead of furniture.

“It was determined the origin of the fire was suspicious in nature,” after homicide detectives and Los Angeles County Fire Department Arson Investigators conducted their initial investigation, Bollinger said.

“The identity of the victim and any possible suspects are unknown at this time,” Bollinger said.

The coroner’s office has not listed the victim as male or female, just unidentified, said Lt. R. Hays.

“When our firefighters extinguished the flames, they found the body of a man there at the scene,” county fire Capt. Pete Mora told City News Service.

—City News Service

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