Man found burning on Highway 29 overpass dies

March 26, 2013 11:37:53 AM PDT
Napa police are investigating the death of a man who was found on fire on a pedestrian overpass Tuesday morning.

Police received several calls around 3:50 a.m. about a fire on a state Highway 29 overpass south of Trancas Street, Capt. Jeff Troendly said.

Firefighters found a man on fire and extinguished the blaze, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Troendly said.

The death is initially being investigated as a homicide but Troendly said it might be a suicide.

The man's identity is unknown, and police have not received any missing-person reports, Troendly said.

Police also visited homeless camps but have not learned of any transients who have gone missing, he said.

Investigators were still at the scene mid-morning.


Load Comments