Local : Charred Body Found on Beach Road

From Times wire services

The body of a man burned beyond recognition was found on a beach road near Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach on Sunday night, police said.

A patrol officer found the body at 11:15 p.m. about one mile west of Golden West Street, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bill Mamelli said. “The body had been set afire with an unknown flammable liquid,” Mamelli said. “The body was burned beyond recognition and (investigators) were unable to determine at this time the cause of death or if the homicide occurred at that location or somewhere else.”

The death is under investigation.