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Cops need help in burned man murder case

January 25, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Montebello need the public's help after a burned body was found near a hiking trail.The burned body of 39-year-old Bogar Ysidro Payan was found near the Whittier Narrows Dam on Jan. 18.

Police believe Payan was shot in the head, then dumped and set on fire to cover evidence.

Investigators are looking for the victim's missing blue 2005 Jeep Cherokee with California license plate 5NTF624.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Montebello police detective bureau at (323) 887-1263.

"The important thing for us is to try to find out friends, people that he had any kind of disagreements with, to give us somewhere to start about what could have caused this to happen." Said Montebello police Sgt. Luis Lopez.


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