LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – The investigation is underway after the burning body of an unidentified woman was found in a shopping cart left in the Chinatown of Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
The fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m., a Los Angeles police spokesman confirmed. According to investigators, a man working in the area found a burning cart and tried to put out the flames. The man then called the 911 service, finding the body.
Authorities did not identify the woman, but said the death was suspicious.
“We don’t know if it has to do with the homeless. We don’t when it’s gang-related. We are really at the preliminary stage of this investigation, ”Lieutenant Ryan Rabet said.
It was also unclear whether the woman was still alive when the fire broke out or whether her body was burned after her death.
A video surveillance test is being carried out to find clues to the incident.
“I think the video that [there] it seems that there is a lot in this area, it will tell us a lot more, ”Rabet said.
A possible second crime scene was also investigated on nearby railroad tracks, police said.