DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities in Detroit are investigating an apparent homicide after a man was found “burned beyond recognition” on the city’s east side.
The incident unfolded early Tuesday morning when fire crews were called to extinguish a blaze at a vacant apartment building on Whittier near I-94.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
After putting out the flames, firefighters discovered a man’s body in the basement. Officials say he was horribly burned and they’re not yet sure of his identity. A cause of death wasn’t immediately clear.READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-267-4600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.MORE NEWS: Veteran Needs Help With Home Repairs