Witnesses called 911 on Thursday night when
they saw an SUV engulfed in flames in the
unincorporated Athens area south of
downtown Los Angeles. What baffled everyone
was that they saw a woman get in and out of
the SUV while it was burning. They said the
woman placed a toddler that was about 3 to 4
years old in the burning car then climbed in,
and both died in the fire, Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s Department said Friday.
After the fire was extinguished, authorities
found the two bodies.
They also told police that people in a nearby
park yelled at the woman to stay outside the
vehicle, but she ignored them and still went
The woman and child died at the scene.
Homicide investigators are looking into what
drove the woman to want to kill herself and
her. They are also trying to determine how
the fire started and identify the woman and