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Burning Body Found in Dumpster



    Firefighters called to put out a fire in a Woodbridge, Va dumpster discovered a body was burning inside it. (Published Wednesday, March 23, 2011)

    UPDATE: The victim is a woman between the ages of 20-40 years old, 5-feet-2-inches to 5-feet-4-inches tall, 120-140 pounds with straight, dark hair. She may have been missing her front left tooth.

    Firefighters discovered a body in a dumpster in Woodbridge, Va., Wednesday morning.

    They responded to a report of a fire in the 1200 block of Bayside Avenue at about 9:50 a.m., and while extinguishing the fire, they discovered the body, NBCWashington's Pat Collins reported.

    Police reached the scene at about 10:05 a.m. The medical examiner responded as well.

    The dumpster had been emptied Tuesday at about 5 p.m., Collins reported.

    The age, gender and cause of death are unknown.

    The Fire Marshal's Office is assisting with the fire aspect of the investigation.