Body found in burning trash bin in Beaumont

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Associated Press

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 26 at 12:11 PM

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Emergency personnel in Southeast Texas have discovered a body in a burning trash bin.

Beaumont Fire-Rescue officials say the body was found early Tuesday as firefighters answered a call about a blaze near a business.

Authorities had no immediate information on the identity of the person or whether foul play was involved.

An autopsy has been ordered. The trash bin has been transported to a crime lab in Beaumont.

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