Burned Body Found in Water Tank in Abandoned Lancaster Home

Location film scouts found the body.

A burned body was located Monday in a cistern at an abandoned home in the Lancaster area.

The house appeared to be a dilapidated shack. 

Sheriff's homicide detectives were sent about 9:20 a.m. to the area of 220th Street East and East Avenue F. A detective told a news photographer at the scene that the body was burned and found inside a water cistern at an abandoned house.

Information was not immediately available on the person's gender, identity or cause of death.

"The body was found yesterday at about 4:30 p.m. by location film scouts,'' Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Detective Ray Lugo told the photographer.

"They left the area at about 10:30 p.m., but did not make the call (until) some time this morning at about 8:30 a.m.''

Lancaster deputies confirmed the find and notified the homicide unit, Lugo said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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