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Body found on fire in Berkeley park

December 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Police are investigating the death of a man found ablaze in a state park near the Berkeley waterfront after morning commuters spotted the fire from a nearby road.East Bay Regional Park District police said a motorist driving just west of Interstate 80 heard an explosion Tuesday morning and spotted a container on fire about 20 yards away.

Berkeley firefighters called to extinguish the blaze in Eastshore State Park discovered the man's charred remains.

Police said they did not know how the man was killed or whether he was alive when he was set on fire.

Investigators are treating the death as a homicide based on the position of the victim's body and other evidence at the scene.


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