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Investigators Have Few Clues About Man Set Ablaze on Sidewalk

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A report from the coroner's office hasn't revealed much about how a man found burning on a sidewalk in Altadena early Sunday morning actually died.Although the autopsy was completed yesterday, the coroner still has not figured out the man's cause of death, according to the Pasadena Star-News. The coroner did note one detail: the feet of the man were bound and there was evidence that his wrists may have been bound as well.

Investigators still aren't even sure who the man is, Altadena Patch reports. Detectives with the sheriff's department say the victim is a black male but he doesn't seem to meet the description of any missing people. A red Mazda sedan found at the scene is connected to the case but detectives wouldn't elaborate how.

Despite apparently scant evidence, detectives don't believe this man's death is connected to other gang-related shootings that went on in the area last week.