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Man's Body Found at Scene of Trash Bin Fire

Updated: 08/08/2014 1:44 PM
Created: 08/08/2014 6:19 AM KSTP.com

Minneapolis police are investigating after a man's body was found following a dumpster fire.
    
Authorities say dispatchers received a call about the trash bin fire around 11:30 p.m. Thursday near 39th Street between Snelling and Minnehaha Avenues in Minneapolis. Police were called to the scene a short time later because a body was found next to the dumpster.

Based on the evidence, police believe it was a homicide. An arson investigator is also part of the case.
    
The identity of the victim and circumstances were not immediately released. Stay with KSTP.com as we work to bring you more details.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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