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Burning body in South L.A. street was a woman, police say

September 18, 2012 |  8:41 am

Authorities said Tuesday that a body found burning in a South Los Angeles street was that of a female adult.

But besides that, little was known about the circumstances surrounding the Monday night burning. The body was reported about 9:40 p.m. in the 9300 block of South Grand Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang Homicide Det. R. Gordon.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities were treating the investigation as a homicide.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LAPD Criminal Gang and Homicide Division at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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