Man presumed burned in field fire

Fire fighters got a grim surprise when they went to Sabana Sur Monday morning to douse a field fire. They reported that they found the partly burned body of a man.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that investigators suspect the man was sleeping in an area where the homeless gather and was overcomed by smoke. They said there were no visible wounds.

The location is about 400 meters south of the Universal store in Sabana. That is where the upscale neighborhood gives way to the Barrio Corazón de Jesús. A watchman told agents that he saw the man arrive at the vacant lot and a short time later saw smoke.

Fire fighters said that the blaze threatened some of the nearby homes.

The dead man was between 30 and 40, said agents, who added that the body was burned over 70 percent. The man was unidentified.

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