Fire crews called for burning mannequin, find body instead


PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) – Firefighters responding to a call about a burning mannequin near a South Florida craft store found a burning body instead.

Authorities say someone called 911 just before 7 a.m. on the Fourth of July to report the fire outside a Michaels craft store.

Pembroke Pines police spokesman Al Xiques says the incident is being investigated as an undetermined death.

He told local television stations that no vehicle was in the parking lot of the strip shopping center near Pembroke Lakes Mall.

Police haven’t released the person’s identity and offered no further details.

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