Body Found in Burning Dumpster

The burning dumpster was behind La Princesa Restaurant

Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 10:33 AM CDT
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The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue are investigating a body found in a burning dumpster on Friday morning in east Dallas.

Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News

The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue are investigating a body found in a burning dumpster on Friday morning in east Dallas.

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Dallas police found a body burning in a dumpster in east Dallas Friday morning.

At about 4 a.m. police arrived at 1100 Graham Avenue after receiving reports of a trash container on fire. The area is near the Fair Park neighborhood.

The burning dumpster was behind La Princesa Restaurant.

Once the fire was contained, police found a body wrapped in a blanket. Authorities are trying to identify the victim.

The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue are investigating the case.

Further details were not immediately available.

Stay with NBC 5 News for the latest. We will update the story with new information as soon as we learn it.

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