Officials ID Body Found in Fire-Damaged Vehicle in Woodland Hills

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WOODLAND HILLS (CNS) - A man whose body was found inside his burning van in Woodland Hills was identified Wednesday, and the investigation was continuing into his death, authorities said.

Firefighters were sent to Mulholland Drive and Rosario Road at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a vehicle fire, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"Firefighters discovered a Chevrolet work van engulfed in flames," an LAPD statement said. "Firefighters extinguished the fire and discovered a deceased male inside van. They notified the LAPD. The male was discovered between the front seats, badly burned."

On Wednesday, the LAPD identified the man as 37-year-old Joel Ravin of Reseda. An autopsy was pending.

"The van was registered to Mr. Ravin," police said. "Witnesses described a black sedan leaving the scene at the time the van caught fire. No arrests have been made."

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call police at 818- 374-9550 or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222- 8477, or use the website

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