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Dead Man Found Burning on the Sidewalk

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An early riser in Altadena noticed something awry on the sidewalk this morning—there was something on fire. As the witness got closer, it turned out to be a human body.

The burning body was found at 6 am in a neighborhood just east of the Hahamongna Watershed and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Altadena, according to City News Service. Detectives from the sheriff's Altadena station and county firefighters identified the victim as a man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Deputy Lillian Peck with the sheriff's department.

Altadena Patch notes that the burning body was found just a few blocks away from where two homes were targeted by gunfire this week, but it is not clear if this death is connected to this week's shootings.