Body found in burning van in Woodland Hills identified

A Reseda man has been identified as the person whose body was found inside a burning van in Woodland Hills Tuesday, and authorities are investigating his death as a possible homicide. 

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the body of 37-year-old Joel Ravin was discovered inside the Chevrolet work van registered in his name around 8:40 a.m. near Rosario Road just south of Mulholland Drive. 

Witnesses told police they saw a black sedan leaving the scene when the van caught fire. No suspect information was immediately available. 

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