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Albuquerque Police: Man Found Burning On Mattress Has Died

Jun 15, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man has died after being found on fire on a mattress also on fire.

Officer Fred Duran says it appears the fire was set intentionally and that police are looking for two men seen running from the scene where 50-year-old Leo Molzhon was found.

Police and firefighters responding to a report of a fire Wednesday afternoon found Molzhon on the mattress along a street that passes under Interstate 40 in an area of mixed commercial and industrial uses.

Duran says detectives would like to speak to the men seen running away before police arrived and that police also want to hear from anyone with information about the fire.