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Investigators find dead body near trash fire

An autopsy will be performed
January 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A fire in the 3100 block of Amethyst Street in Montecito Heights produced an unexpected discovery: a man's body.Firefighters found the corpse nearby and determined that the deceased person may have started a warming fire that spread to some trash.

The fire was reported at 2:52 a.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department officials.

The body will be turned over to the coroner's office for an autopsy.