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

Posted: 9:07 AM, Nov 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-13 10:44:21-05
Police find body on fire in alley in Southfield
Police find body on fire in alley in Southfield
Police find body on fire in alley in Southfield

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.