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TX firefighters find burning body in dumpster

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 1:59pm

Beaumont police are investigating the discovery of a body in a dumpster Tuesday morning.

Beaumont firefighters just after 2 a.m. responded to a dumpster on fire at 550 W Cardinal Drive. Firefighters quickly put out the fire and found a body inside the dumpster.

The business was closed at the time of the fire. The fire was reported by a neighbor.

The body has been taken to the Jefferson County Morgue for an autopsy as ordered by Judge Jones.

A police spokesperson told 12News there is no identification of the victim at this time.

The dumpster has been taken to the Jefferson County Crime Lab for technicians to check the contents.

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