MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Homicide investigators say a body found near a dumpster that burned last night in south Minneapolis is so badly charred that they can’t yet tell if it was a man or woman.
The fire was on East 39th Street between Minnehaha and Snelling Avenues in the tenant parking lot of The Minnehaha Condominiums.
Investigators were on the scene for more than five hours, using flashlights to scour the area after fire crews doused the flames. The fire was reported before midnight when Carrie Nelson was asleep in her house across the street.
“My dog woke me up right around 12:30,” she said. “I saw a lot of cop cars out here. I know they had already taped off the area.”