Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Body of 55-Year-Old Man, Several Gas Cans Found Inside Burning Car in Cerritos

Several gas cans were found inside a burning car where the body of a 55-year-old man was discovered in Cerritos Sunday, officials said.

Around 7:45 a.m., firefighters responded to a 1999 Toyota Corolla fully engulfed in flames in the 7800 block of Denni Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

After extinguishing the fire, the body of a man was discovered inside the front seat area of the sedan.

Several gas cans were also found inside the vehicle, LASD said.

The victim, who has not yet been identified. was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said it appears the victim was a resident of La Palma.

Sheriff's homicide and arson detectives are investigating the death. No further details were immediately available.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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