Police find man's body, dumpster burning in Southfield

Body found next to dumpster near 11 Mile, Greenfield roads, police say

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Police are investigating after a man's body and a nearby dumpster were both found burning near 11 Mile and Greenfield roads in Southfield.

The man's body and the contents of the dumpster were both on fire when emergency crews arrived, police said.

The Southfield Fire Department extinguished the flames. Police said they tentatively identified the body as a 71-year old Lathrup Village man.

The circumstances of the incident are under investigation. Police said based upon initial information, foul play is not suspected.

Investigators do not believe that there is any danger to the community, police said.

No other information has been released.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Southfield Police Department at 248-796-5500.