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News Release

Monday, September 15, 2014

Media Relations

Detectives Need the Public’s Help to Identify Burnt Remains NR14342lp

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of a burnt body.

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, around 9:30 p.m., Olympic Division patrol officers and the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a brush fire at the 1100 block of South Harvard Boulevard. Once the fire had been put out, a body was found on the sidewalk.

The body appears to be a male of medium height and weight.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470, or email him directly at During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.