Man’s body found inside burning car in East L.A. [update]

Man's body found inside burning car on Bonnie Beach Place in East LA


East Los Angeles  —  Homicide detectives are investigating  the death of a man found in a burning vehicle Wednesday night in the 1500 block of Bonnie Beach Place.

A passersby reported a white sedan on fire shortly before 8 pm. Firefighters found the man after they extinguished the fire, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Joseph Mesa.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Update: The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Fael Valente, according to the county coroner.

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