Man Found Burning On Napa Overpass Dies

NAPA (CBS SF) – 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.

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