Burn Victim Found Partially Bound on SoCal Freeway Dies

The man was found naked and suffering from burns, according to police detectives.

By Willian Avila and Steven Covelman
|  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014  |  Updated 5:06 PM PDT
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A man was found partially bound and badly burned along a Southern California freeway. Kate Larsen reports from the city of Industry for the NBC4 News at 11 on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

A man was found partially bound and badly burned along a Southern California freeway. Kate Larsen reports from the city of Industry for the NBC4 News at 11 on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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A man who was found badly burned and partially bound along the 605 Freeway in the city of Industry on Tuesday has died, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The man, whose identity is still unknown, was discovered by a driver around 1:30 p.m. near the transition road from the northbound 605 Freeway to the 60 Freeway, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

The man crawled out of a nearby riverbed wash and up onto the freeway, according Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators.

The man was burned all over his face and body. He was found naked with his hands and feet tied.

Investigators said that the man was assaulted prior to being burned and was not dumped in that location.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the LA County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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City News Service contributed to this report.

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