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Homicide Ruled Out In Case of Burned Body

From City News Service

Homicide has been ruled out as the cause of death of a man whose burned body was found bound to a fence today in Playa Vista.
  
Police were notified of the discovery in the 5700 block of Mesmer Avenue at about 7:15 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera.
  
Capt. Michael Rueda of the Los Angeles Fire Department told reporters at the scene that homicide had been ruled out. According to Rueda, a liquid found near the victim was sent to a lab to be analyzed.   

The body was discovered by a security guard behind an abandoned building near a wash, police said.
  
The man may have been a homeless person, according to broadcast reports.
  
The building is across the street from Los Angeles Clippers training facility.
  
It was not immediately known if the body was bound by chain or rope, Herrera said.
  
The body was in a seated, upright position, bound to a chain-link fence when it was found, according to ABC7.
Gloria Cowan November 30, 2013 at 12:25 AM
C'mon now. Not a homicide? hard to bound yourself,up and set fire to your bound-up body.
Culver City Mom November 30, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Right Gloria..How can this not be homicide? Very strange
CEM November 30, 2013 at 01:20 PM
I agree! If this wasn't a homicide then why no explanation as to how they arrived at this conclusion? I for one, cannot think of how this is even possible.
graciela huth December 02, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Nowadays, respect for life depends on appearances. The man is a homeless, nobody to complain, not a homicide. Can you imagine the investigation that would have taken place if the killer/s have dressed the man in a police uniform? But in some place there is somebody who loved this man and maybe he/she is looking for him.
Arielle Sadja December 13, 2013 at 04:31 AM
THANK YOU! I can't believe and am OUTRAGED about how the homeless are treated and thought of. It is disgusting that something like this can occur and be ignored (was the victim not deemed "Important" enough to launch a full investigation?, or maybe the police continue to turn a blind eye to violence against the homeless)

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