Angel Baeza, a 48-year-old man, was found dead in a dumpster in the 14400 block of Corby Avenue in Norwalk about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 8.
Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a call of a fire in a trash container, said Deputy Oscar Butao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. When the firefighters extinguished the flames, they discovered the body inside the Dumpster, Butao said. Homicide detectives with the L.A. County Sheriff's homicide bureau are investigating. The L.A. County Coroner's office was unable to determine the man's ethnic background.