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Body in burning car; apparent murder

January 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The LAPD is investigating an apparent murder after a man's body was found inside a burning car in the Vermont Knolls section of Los Angeles.Firefighters were called to a back alley on the 900 block of West 73rd St. at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night. Once they put out the fire, they found the man's body in the driver's seat.

Detectives are investigating it as a homicide. There's no word yet on the victim's identity or what caused his death.