Coroner Working to ID Body Found After Fire

The identity of a woman found in or near a burned-out garage in Pasadena remains a mystery a day after it was discovered.

The LA County Coroner is trying to identify the body, discovered  by an insurance investigator two days after the fire was put out.

The fire started about 2 a.m. Sunday in a garage behind the house in the 100 Block of S. San Marino Avenue, according to the Pasadena Police Department. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and all  residents of the home were accounted for.

Police, who are investigating the death as “suspicious,” did not immediately confirm if the body was inside or outside the garage during the fire.

The body was severely burned and dental records will be used in the identification, according to Ed Winter, the Los Angeles County assistant chief coroner. 

"All the residents are accounted for, the interviews and investigations with them is still ongoing," said Lt. Tracey Ibarra, of the criminal investigation division.

If anyone saw anything suspicious between July 31 and August 1st, they are encouraged to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).


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