Crime & Justice

Burned body found on Claremont freeway

Claremont police are investigating after a burned body was found at the scene of a freeway brushfire.

California Highway Patrol officers spotted the fire in bushes off the eastbound Interstate 210 at around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The fire was quickly put out but authorities discovered a burned body and called Claremont police to investigate.

Authorities aren't saying whether it was a man or woman.

It's also unclear what caused the fire and whether the person was dead before it started.

Claremont is about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.