SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was found dead in a recycling bin in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park Friday morning by firefighters responding to a brush fire nearby, and investigators are considering the death suspicious, police said.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

The man, who has not been identified, was found by firefighters responding to a fire at 4:39 a.m. at the park, located near the intersection of Buena Vista Avenue East and Haight Street, a fire dispatcher said.

While extinguishing the blaze, firefighters found the partially burned body of someone who was already dead, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

The body was found in a blue recycling bin, which was near tennis courts, police Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

Homicide inspectors and the arson task force responded to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about the death is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

Arson investigators were also summoned to the scene, the fire dispatcher said.

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Comments (7)
  1. What next? says:

    Crispy critters?

  2. ola mae jackson says:

    how many bodies will be found there
    this is tragic
    i heard of a burning bush but a burning body
    what has this world come to

  3. Tracy says:

    The comments I am reading about this around the web are just absolutely horrible. This murdered person was a vibrant, happy hard-working 23 year year old man, a close friend of mine. People who are absolutely devoid of human compassion are running their stupid mouths off about this. THIS is funny to you? I hope you will never have to go through this with one of YOUR family members, you gutless pieces of S***.

  4. Harima Kenji says:

    please if he is a close friend of you send me a messaje to mi facebook count,
    my name appear as harima kenji ( pablo soberanis) we are concerned cause a friend of us is disappear and it might be him…..
    is his name freddy canul arguello? please answer me as soon as u can please cause it can be our friend….
    we are from oxkutzcab yucatan mexico

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