Body Found Burning in Desert Hot Springs Dumpster

An investigation was continuing Tuesday into the discovery of a burning body in a Desert Hot Springs dumpster on Presidents Day.

A police officer came upon the dumpster fire in the 14200 block of Palm Drive at 11:01 p.m. Monday and alerted firefighters, said city spokeswoman Doria Wilms.

After extinguishing the flames, firefighters discovered a man’s charred remains inside the dumpster, she said.

“This death is being treated as a suspicious death at this time,” Wilms said.

No additional information was released.

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