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Burned body found in recycling bin in San Francisco park

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A man was found dead in a recycling bin in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park early Friday morning by firefighters responding to a brush fire nearby, and investigators are considering the death suspicious, police said.

The man, who has not been identified, was found by firefighters responding to a fire at 4:39 a.m. at the park, located near the intersection of Buena Vista Avenue East and Haight Street, a fire dispatcher said.

While extinguishing the blaze, firefighters found the partially burned body of someone who was already dead, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

The body was found in a blue recycling bin, which was near tennis courts, police Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

Homicide inspectors and the arson task force responded to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about the death is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

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