SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Police in Southfield have more questions than answers after a man’s body was found on fire near a burning dumpster in an alley.

The discovery was made around 1:22 a.m. Saturday along Greenfield Road and Cambridge Avenue, just north of 11 Mile Road.

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A Berkley Police officer who was in the area observed smoke emanating from behind Alia’s Catering and Eatery. When the officer investigated further, he found a deceased white male, approximately 40-50 years of age, lying in the alley. Both the man and a nearby dumpster were on fire.

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The Southfield Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the flames.

Investigators are working with the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the victim. A cause of death wasn’t immediately clear.

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Police are looking to speak with anyone who was in the area around the time the body was discovered. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 248-796-5500.