Police Monday were investigating the discovery of human remains inside a burning trash can in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
The discovery was made at 3:13 a.m. on the street at 8130 South Grand Ave., Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
“An officer observed a trash can fire and when he went to extinguish it he observed human legs,” Officer Norma Eisenman of Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations said.
The age, ethnicity and gender of the person were not known, Eisenman said. It was unknown if the homicide was gang-related.
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