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Man Found Dead Near Dumpster Identified

Updated: 08/13/2014 3:41 PM
Created: 08/13/2014 3:11 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Matthews

Authorities have identified the man whose body was found after a dumpster fire last week as 31-year-old Rufino Clara-Rendon.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says Clara-Rendon died Aug. 7 around 11:31 p.m. The death is being investigated as a homicide, and the exact cause of death has not been released.

Minneapolis police say a tattoo on the man’s upper right arm, similar to the one shown in the picture, helped authorities identify the victim. Someone came forward who recognized the tattoo.

The trash bin fire happened last week near 39th Street between Snelling and Minnehaha Avenues in Minneapolis.

The investigation is ongoing.

Similar tattoo was found on body of victim.
Photo: Minneapolis Police Dept.

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