Officers find burned body near campfire

March 2, 2009 3:35:44 AM PST
Houston police are trying to determine what happened to a man after his burned body was found in southwest Houston. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Officers were on their way to an emergency call around 1am, when they spotted a campfire in a field off West Bellfort near Fannin. That's where they made the gruesome discovery next to the fire. They don't know if the man was burned intentionally or by accident. Both homicide and the arson department are investigating.

The victim's cause of death is under investigation. Police say the spot where the burned body was found is an area where homeless people are known to gather.

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