A mother and daughter discovered a burning body near a school in Compton, Calif., in a case police are calling "100 percent evil."
The mother and daughter spotted flames near Compton High School and went over to investigate at 3:15 a.m. They alerted authorities when they realized it was a body.
Lt. Henry Saucedo of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's office said the scene was 100 percent evil.
"You do this more than 20 years and you think you've seen everything. Then you see this," Saucedo told KTLA.com.
Witnesses told KTLA.com that the victim appeared to be a man, approximately 20-years-old. They also said his foot had burned off of his body.
Firefighters extinguished the flames but weren't clear what killed the adult victim. Investigators believe the person was already dead when they were set on fire, KTLA.com reports.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.