DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are investigating after a burning body was discovered in an east side neighborhood.

Firefighters were called to the 8800 block of Moffat Street, near Gratiot and Warren, around 1 a.m., to extinguish the flames.

Police have not said if they believe the victim, found in the street in front of a vacant building, is a male or female. Reports say the body was burned beyond recognition.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner is working to identify the person. An autopsy will be performed.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detroit police at 313-267-4600 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters can also submit information online at, or text CSM and your tip to 274637.

Comments (2)
  1. Tex Boon says:

    Im guessing the all the fried chicken grease of they clothes combusted.

  2. George McGnarly says:

    Stupid pyros.

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