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Homicide investigation underway after dismembered body found burning in Cleveland

Posted at 10:12 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 13:20:29-05

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Police Department is investigating a homicide after a body was found dismembered and burning early Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the department, the body was located in the city’s South Collinwood neighborhood in the area of Larchmont and Clermont roads.

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Police responding to fire at Larchmont and Clermont.

Officers responded to the scene at about 4 a.m. after receiving a report of a brush fire near a set of train tracks.

When police arrived, they say they located the dismembered body on fire. The department’s homicide unit then responded to the scene, along with the medical examiner.

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Police responding to fire at Larchmont and Clermont.

Police said additional information will be released as it becomes available.

This story was originally published by Kaylyn Hlavaty at WEWS.