Burning body found behind business in Southfield

Police are investigating a possible homicide after they found a body aside a burning dumpster in Southfield.

Officials say that an officer from the Berkley Police Department observed smoke coming from the rear of a building in the 27100 block of Greenfield Road.

The officer responded to investigate and discovered a deceased white male approximately 40-50 years of age on fire lying in the alley at the rear of 27167 Greenfield.

Police say a nearby dumpster was also on fire when the Berkley officer arrived on scene. 

The Southfield Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

If you have any information regarding this incident please call the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5500.

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