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December 16, 2017

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Metro investigates burned body found in LV backyard

Homicide detectives are investigating a burned body found late Tuesday afternoon in the backyard of a western Las Vegas Valley home, according to Metro Police.

The body was discovered after firefighters responded to a report of a house fire near Rainbow Boulevard and Washington Avenue, said Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski. While en route, firefighters were told that only the victim was on fire — not the home — and that the fire had been extinguished. Metro then took over the investigation.

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