Long Beach man found dead in burning trash can in L.A.

Authorities Tuesday identified a man found dead in a burning trash can in South Los Angeles.

The discovery was made at 3:13 a.m. Monday at 8130 South Grand Ave., Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

“An officer observed a trash can fire and when he went to extinguish it he observed human legs,” Officer Norma Eisenman of Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations said.

The man was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as Daniel Ramirez, 28, of Long Beach. The cause of his death wasn’t immediately clear.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

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