Burning body found at Metro C Line station in Lynwood

A deputy stands next to a patrol cruiser as an investigator takes photos next to stairs under a freeway
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on fire at the Metro C Line’s Long Beach Boulevard station under the 105 Freeway in Lynwood.
(KTLA-TV Channel 5)

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on fire Friday morning near a Metro station in Lynwood, authorities said.

Deputies responded to reports of a small fire in the 11500 block of Long Beach Boulevard near the C Line station about 6 a.m. They extinguished the fire and found human remains, said Metro spokesperson Jose Ubaldo.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene; he has not been identified.

Homicide detectives are investigating the “suspicious death,” according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Officials said the cause of the fire is unclear.


Authorities did not provide more information.

The LAPD want to arm officers on the Metro system with the BolaWrap, a nonlethal lasso-like weapon. The plan awaits approval by the Metro Board of Directors.

Aug. 17, 2023

Video from KTLA-TV Channel 5 shows investigators working behind crime scene tape surrounding the entrance to the station under the 105 Freeway.

Rail service on the C Line between the Lakewood and Willowbrook/Rosa Parks stations was temporarily shut down and replaced by buses due to the law enforcement activity, according to Metro.

“The incident earlier today was an isolated incident and overall, Metro is safe,” Ubaldo said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (323) 890-5500.