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Burned body found on side of 210 Freeway in Claremont

Homicide detectives are investigating a burned body found Tuesday morning on the side of the 210 Freeway in Claremont.

Firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers responded to a small brush fire off the Monte Vista Avenue offramp on the eastbound 210 Freeway just before 4 a.m.

Authorities discovered a body while putting out the fire and called Claremont police. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators could not determine if the body was that of a man or a woman or how old the person was, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. David Infante.

Sheriff's Department homicide investigators were sent to assist Claremont police, who refused to answer questions early Tuesday.

-- Tony Barboza

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