The County Department of Coroner has completed an autopsy on a burned body found in Altadena on Sunday but still does not know the cause of death for the victim, according to department Lt. Larry Dietz.
The department also has not yet been able to identify the victim, Dietz said, though department officials have said it might take a while to do that.
The body of an adult black man was found around 6 a.m. Sunday morning in the 2600 block of Windsor Avenue. The person who found it saw something burning and discovered the body, according to investigators.
Detectives have so far not made any gang connection in the case and the one key piece of evidence that has been identified to the media is a red Mazda sedan found at the scene that may be connected to the victim.
The lead detective in the case, Lt. Matt Burson, has said that getting identification from the Coroner's Department will be the key to the case--he told Patch on Monday that there have not been any reports of missing persons or other leads to give investigators any idea of who the victim is.
Burson also said that there are not yet any indications that the case is related to recent shootings that have taken place in Altadena.