Man Found Burning Alive Alongside California Highway

An investigation underway in California on Wednesday after a state Highway Patrol officers found a man burning alive along the side of the road.

Authorities were investigating a fire on the side of the road on Highway 101 when the made a horrifying discovery on Friday. The victim identified as 40-year-old Gilroy resident Jerry Mungaray was in the flames, officers said at a press release on Tuesday.

Mungaray was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in critical condition but died from his injuries shortly before midnight.

Mungaray's sister posted on FaceBook saying her brother was last seen alive outside a 7-Eleven Thursday night. He was in a “verbal confrontation” with multiple people seated inside two separate cars parked in the lot near the Gilroy store and also said “My kind, loving and caring brother was murdered yesterday,” she wrote, requesting prayers for her family.

According to DailyMail

A 40-year-old man has died after being found on fire by cops on a California highway shortly after he got into an argument with a group of people outside a 7-Eleven early Friday morning.

Jerry Mungaray of Gilroy was found burning alive by California Highway Patrol officers who were called out to a report of a fire on the side of the freeway south of Gilroy just after 2.45am, the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office reported.

Sheriff's deputies called to the scene said Mungaray was transported to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Trauma Unit.

He suffered severe burns to his body and was in critical condition before he died from his injuries just before midnight, the sheriff's office said. A final cause of death is pending a local coroner's investigation.

A woman identifying herself as Mungaray's sister said he was last last seen Thursday outside a 7-Eleven in Gilroy where he was having an argument with the occupants of two cars.

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