Man Dies After Being Engulfed in Flames

The man was burned at a Halloween Carnaval celebration and died the following morning

By Jason Kandel
|  Monday, Nov 4, 2013  |  Updated 2:33 PM EDT
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Family members and the coroner identified the man who died after a West Hollywood Halloween festival as Gilbert Estrada, 51, of Los Angeles.

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Homicide detectives on Sunday probed the death of a 51-year-old man who was engulfed in flames during a Halloween festival in West Hollywood.

The incident happened on Thursday night, during the Halloween Carnival on Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevard.

The coroner on Sunday identified the man as Gilbert Estrada, 51.

His brother told NBC4 on Saturday that Estrada died Friday morning at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

Detectives were asking for the public's help to determine the source of the ignition, or how the the man became engulfed in flames.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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