By Lauren Victory

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police and fire responded early Saturday morning to a refuse fire and discovered a dead body in the Austin neighborhood.

Officers received a call around 1:25 a.m. Saturday morning to a fire located in an alley near the 5500 block of West Cortez in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, according to police.

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After arriving at the scene, police discovered the remains of a burned body. Police could not determine the age of gender of the body, CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reports.

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Chicago Police are calling the situation a death investigation that is on going.

Additional details are not available at this time.

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Check back for updates.

Lauren Victory