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Man's burned body found on Altadena sidewalk; neighbors shocked

April 15, 2012 |  7:27 pm

Sheriff's homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of a man whose burned body was found early Sunday on an Altadena sidewalk.

A passerby told authorities he was walking about 6 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Windsor Avenue when he saw something burning on the sidewalk and realized it was a human body, according to a statement issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors expressed shock at the discovery.

"I've never seen something like this happen before," Helen Walker said. "It's really scary."

Officials have not released any other information about the man's death, though they have said they are investigating a red sedan that was parked nearby.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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--KTLA

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