(KMOV) – Investigators from the Major Case Squad are investigating after a body was found burning in East St. Louis.
Authorities said truckers discovered the body at the end of Winter Street just after 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The body was located in a gated area at Trailer Inc. The truckers first noticed a fire. When they got closer to the fire they noticed a body in a crate.
Police arrived to the scene and examined what was left of the body.
Investigators said that the body is so badly burned that they cannot determine the gender. An autopsy will be needed to try and determine the identity of the body.
The Illinois State Police and the Major Case Squad are assisting the East St. Louis Police Department in this case.