Firefighters responding to an early morning call about a fire in an alley behind the 1200 block of Holbrook Terrace found a trashcan aflame, and that trashcan turned out to contain a badly burned human body. According to Chief Lanier, the body appears to be that of an adult, but MPD is not saying if it was a man or woman. The trashcan and body were found in the rear driveway of a house that has been abandoned for many years. A resident reported that the ATF was on the scene as well as MPD.
Some local news media coverage and tweets regarding the ghastly discovery:
Police Chief Lanier arriving to what's being described as a gruesome scene in NE. Expected to speak momentarily. pic.twitter.com/YOq3W3F366— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) June 23, 2015
Burned body found in driveway behind abandoned house on Holbrook Terrace NE. At 5 and 6. pic.twitter.com/oZPagqocgE— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) June 23, 2015
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