LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has identified a homeless man who was found dead inside an RV that was engulfed in flames in the Exposition Park area of Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.
A man was arrested in connection with the victim’s death but was later released, according to Fox 11.
The fire was reported at 11:25 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Browning Boulevard near Budlong Avenue, according to a spokeswoman at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.
After firefighters put out the blaze, 65-year-old Jerry Isreal was found dead inside the RV, she said.
A witness told officers that a man approached the RV after a possible confrontation with Isreal and threw an unknown object at the vehicle before it burst into flames, she said.
It was unknown if the man identified by the witness was the suspect.