CHICAGO (CBS) — A burned body was found inside a garage early Thursday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Firefighters discovered the body after they responded to a garage fire in the 2800 block of West 40th Place about 2:40 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

Area Central detectives have launched a death investigation, Alfaro said.

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