Santa Ana

Brush fire uncovers homicide

A BRUSH FIRE led to the discovery of an apparent homicide victim in Santa Ana early Thursday morning (Shutterstock).

Santa Ana police are investigating an apparent homicide that was uncovered by a shrubbery fire.

According to the SAPD, the Orange County Fire Authority – which provides fire and paramedic services to Santa Ana – responded to a blaze at 3:26 a.m. on Thursday along the Santa Ana River riverbed. The fire was quickly put out, but the partially burned body of a male was uncovered in the plants.

The circumstances surrounding the person’s death are being investigated. The identity of the victim is unknown pending identification by the Orange County coroner’s office.

Witnesses and others who can provide police with information useful to the investigation are asked to call the SAPD Homicide Section at (714) 245-8390.

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