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Man who set himself on fire in Carmel Valley remains unidentified

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Posted at 10:31 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 16:05:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man who apparently set himself on fire and died of burn injuries is unidentified, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office said Friday in a plea for the public’s help.

An artist created a rendering of the man who told first responders his name was Randy.

Medical Examiner’s Investigator Tessa Lee said Randy apparently set himself ablaze under an overpass bridge in Carmel Valley July 4. He died six days later.

Randy’s burns were too severe for investigators to obtain fingerprints or identify tattoos or a birthmark.

The man was Hispanic or Caucasian, in his 20s to early 40s, with short dark hair, and green or hazel eyes. He stood between 5’9” and 5’11”, and weighed about 270 pounds.

Lee said Randy might have been homeless.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 858-694-2905.