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Virginia Beach Police investigate death after body found in burning dumpster

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 16:07:38-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police are investigating a death after a body was found inside of a burning dumpster Saturday afternoon.

According to officials, police responded to assist a dumpster fire case in the 4700 block of Columbus Street at 12:42 p.m.

Once the fire was extinguished, the Virginia Beach Fire Department discovered a dead body that was inside of the burning dumpster.

The body is believed to be a woman, according to police.

Both the Fire Investigators and the department's Homicide Unit are investigating the incident.

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