Burned body found in trash in Brooklyn

January 12, 2012 9:12:55 AM PST
Police in Brooklyn are investigating the discovery of a body found burning in the garbage.

The disturbing find was made on Hendrickson Street in the Marine Park section.

Police responded to a call of a garbage fire on the sidewalk just before 4 a.m. Thursday.

Upon extinguishment of the fire, the body of an unidentified white male in his 20s was found inside the garbage.

EMS responded and pronounced the male dead at the scene. His body was reportedly burned beyond recognition.

The cause of death is to be determined by the medical examiner. The investigation is ongoing.

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