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Man, 40, dies after cops find him burning alive on California highway ‘after getting into argument’

Man, 40, dies after cops find him BURNING ALIVE on the side of a California highway ‘after getting into argument outside a 7-Eleven’

  • Jerry Mungaray, 40,  of Gilroy, California, died after California Highway Patrol officers found him burning alive on the side of a freeway early Friday morning
  • Gilroy was severely burned and died from his injuries after he was rushed to a trauma unit by deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mungaray was last seen Thursday outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in Gilroy where he was getting into a verbal altercation with people in two cars
  • He argued with ‘multiple people’ inside the vehicles, said Jasmine Richards, who identified herself as Mungaray’s sister, in a Facebook post
  • Richards and authorities are requesting the public’s help in identifying anyone with more information as they investigate Mungaray’s death

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 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. 

Jerry Mungaray, 40, of Gilroy, California (pictured), died after he was found burning alive by California Highway Patrol officers who were called out to Sargent Crossing and Highway 101 south of Gilroy on a report of a fire on the side of the freeway just after 2.45am 

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

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

Mungaray had been spotted getting into a ‘verbal confrontation’ with ‘multiple people’ in two cars outside the convenience store, Jasmine Richards said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

The woman and cops did not provide any additional details about what may have caused the incident or how Mungaray ended up being burned alive. 

Mungaray, who was described as a son, grandson, brother, and loving uncle to Richards’ two sons, got to be with his parents during his last hours, the woman said. 

Richards said she also ‘got to say goodbye’ in a phone call.

Mungaray had been spotted getting into a 'verbal confrontation' with ‘multiple people’ in two cars outside the convenience store, wrote Jasmine Richards, in a Facebook post on Saturday

Mungaray had been spotted getting into a ‘verbal confrontation’ with ‘multiple people’ in two cars outside the convenience store, wrote Jasmine Richards, in a Facebook post on Saturday

‘My heart is so broken,’ she said in the social media post. ‘Our lives are forever changed.’ 

Richards and authorities appealed to anyone with information to come forward. 

‘Sheriff’s Office detectives are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding Mungaray’s death,’ the department said in a news release.

Jasmine Richards, who said she is Mungaray's sister, and authorities appealed to anyone with information to come forward. He is pictured from an image posted on Facebook

Jasmine Richards, who said she is Mungaray’s sister, and authorities appealed to anyone with information to come forward. He is pictured from an image posted on Facebook

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Division at (408) 808-4500. Anonymous tips can be left at (408) 808-4431.

Richards on Tuesday created a Facebook page in tribute to Mungaray, to give those who remembered him ‘comfort.

‘This is has been such a hard time for our family as we mourn loosing Jerry,’ she wrote on the page’s first post. 

Richards on Tuesday created a Facebook page in tribute to Mungaray, to give those who remembered him 'comfort'

Richards on Tuesday created a Facebook page in tribute to Mungaray, to give those who remembered him ‘comfort’

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