A man was found dead today in a fire-damaged sedan at a shopping mall in Bell Gardens.
The body was discovered after authorities went to the 5800 block of Florence Avenue about 3 a.m. on a report of a vehicle fire, according to the sheriff’s department.
Homicide detectives were working to determine if the man died as a result of foul play, or if his death could have been accidental or a suicide. It is also not known if the man was killed by the fire, or if he was already dead when the vehicle burst into flames. His name was not immediately released.