Human remains were found early Monday inside a burning trash can in South Los Angeles.
The discovery was made at about 3 a.m. on a street in the 8100 block of South Grand Avenue, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
"An officer observed a trash can fire and when he went to extinguish it he observed human legs," Officer Norma Eisenman of Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations told City News Service.
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Details about the individual's identity and a cause of death were not immediately avialable.