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Burning body discovered in Compton

March 31, 2010 |  7:53 am

Burning Body Found on Compton StreetA burning body believed to be that of a man was discovered early Wednesday morning near Compton High School.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department officers were called to the 300 block of West Cocoa Street at 3:15 a.m., said Sgt. David Infante, a spokesman for department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was burned beyond recognition, but a preliminary investigation suggested it was an African American adult male, Infante said.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident, Infante said.

-- Kate Linthicum

Photo: Scene in Compton where burning body was found. KTLA News