Suspect turns himself in following burning of man behind vacant home

A man has turned himself in after the death of a man who was burned alive behind a vacant house on Thursday.

Sigfredo Espiniel, 17, was wanted following the death of Jose Zarragoitia, 23. He turned himself into authorities Sunday afternoon.

Zarragoitia was found burning behind a vacant home at 12015 N. Oregon Ave., Tampa, by a man who was passing by and smelled smoke. A deputy arrived and used a fire extinguisher, but Zarragoita was declared dead at the scene.

Officials haven't said whether the victim was alive or dead when he was set on fire, but a witness said he believed Zarragoita was still alive when he was on fire.

Espinel is 6-foor-2, 200 pounds and has numerous tattoos on his neck and arms.

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