Burning body found hanging from tree near merry-go-round in LA park
A burning bodywas discovered hanging from a tree near a merry-go-round in Los Angeles’ sprawling Griffith Park on Tuesday afternoon, los funcionarios dijeron.
A park visitor was walking northeast of Griffith Observatory, not far from the Los Angeles Zoo, alrededor 12:30 pm. when they noticed a tree on fire with a human body at the center of it, según la policía.
The passerby alerted park rangers to the gruesome discovery, and they summoned the police.
By the time police officers and firefighters arrived at the scene, the person hanging from a tree was already dead, reported NBC Los Angeles.
A partir del miércoles por la mañana, the victim has not been identified, but Margaret Stewart, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, told Los Angeles Daily Newsthe body belonged to a woman.
Police said there were no signs of foul play and they were investigating the incident as a suicide.
“It appears to be self-immolation,” LAPD detective Michael Venturatold the station ABC7. “This is going to be somebody who brought some gasoline, brought some lighters. We have had.. they are rare, but we do have cases where people will self-immolate.”
A coroner will conduct an investigation to determine the exact cause and manner of death.