Man found dead, burned in East L.A.

EAST LOS ANGELES The victim was found behind a commercial building in the 5000 block of Whittier Boulevard shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies said the man was a transient, and they don't know if he was burned to death, or if he suffered the burns after he died.

Authorities are treating the death as suspicious.

Anyone with information is urged to call L.A. County Sheriff's homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.

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