Dead Body Found Burning in Florida Field, Sheriff's Office Investigates

Dead Body Found Burning in Florida Field, Sheriff’s Office Investigates

Authorities Describe Homicide Scene as “Jarring”

A dead body was discovered on Saturday in a Florida field, with the victim’s body burned beyond recognition, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The Incident

A driver who passed by the area noticed “what appeared to be a mannequin on fire” and called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday the 15th of April. The incident took place in Ruskin, behind a residential area. Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the flames and discovered it was the body of a deceased individual, not a mannequin.

Identification Issues

Due to the severity of the burns, the victim could not be identified, and an autopsy will be performed. Authorities have stated that the victim sustained upper body trauma.

Investigation

Sheriff Chad Chronister described the homicide scene as “jarring.” Authorities have stated that they believe the incident is an isolated one and that the case remains under investigation.

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