Arrest made after human remains found burned in Cypress Park

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Arrest made after human remains found burned in Cypress Park
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An arrest was made in connection with the death of a person whose burned remains were found Thursday in a Home Depot parking lot in Cypress Park.

CYPRESS PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An arrest was made in connection with the death of a person whose burned remains were found Thursday in a Home Depot parking lot in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles, detectives confirmed Monday.

Robbery homicide detectives arrested 56-year-old Valentino Gutierrez in the murder, authorities said.

Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to reports of a rubbish fire shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Figueroa Street on Thursday. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered human remains and a large drum on fire.

The identity of the victim was not released. Investigators had been looking into whether the victim may have been a homeless person due to debris or possible belongings found near the body.

Gutierrez was being held in lieu of $2 million bail with an initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.