The L.A. County Sheriff's Department released new details Wednesday about a burning body discovered near Compton High School.
A woman was driving home from work about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday when she spotted what she thought was a mannequin engulfed in flames, said Lt. Liam Gallagher of the Sheriff's Department.
When rescue workers from the sheriff's office and the Compton Fire Department arrived, they realized it was a body, Gallagher said. Firefighters put out the blaze, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was unclear if the person had been dead or alive when he or she was set on fire.
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