Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Burning Body Found Behind Downtown Dumpster

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Los Angeles Firefighters who were reporting to a dumpster fire this morning before 7:00 a.m. discovered a dead body set on fire. After extinguishing the fire on the 1300 block of East 15th Street near Central Ave. and the 10 Freeway, first responders called LAPD who in turn sent out homicide detectives. Police are not sure if the body was dumped there and then put on fire or not, according to Officer April Harding.