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Police find dead body on fire in alley near dumpster in Southfield

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 10:44:21-05

Southfield police are investigating after they found a body on fire in an alley in Southfield.

According to police, an officer from Berkley saw smoke coming from the back of a business on Greenfield Rd. just north of Eleven Mile around 1:22 a.m.

When he responded, he saw the man's body lying in the alley near a dumpster. Both the man's body and the dumpster were on fire. The man is described as a white male, about 40-50 years old.

The Southfield Fire Department responded to put the fire out. Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call them at 248-796-5500.