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Body found inside burning SUV in Rancho Palos Verdes identified

Homicide detectives were working to determine whose charred remains were discovered in a burned-out SUV in Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

April 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The body found inside a burning SUV in Rancho Palos Verdes this week has been identified by authorities.

The victim was identified as 42-year-old Christopher Waters of Long Beach. His body was found inside a parked SUV at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. That vehicle was apparently set on fire but police have not released any information about exactly how he died.

The vehicle was parked on the 30100 of Miraleste Drive at a basketball court. The court is on private property but is apparently left unlocked.