Man found burned beyond recognition in Newark

April 21, 2010 7:32:12 AM PDT
The body of a man burned beyond recognition was discovered in a vacant lot in Newark Wednesday morning. Police say the gruesome discovery was made in the lot, between two houses, on Rose Street just after 2:30 a.m.

The man's identity was not immediately known.

Police were trying to determine how the man caught fire.

They taped off the crime scene as they investigated.