Identification of burned body, cause of death expected soon

A trash can similar to the one that reportedly contained the badly burned remains of a male subject is visible near the location where the body was found behind businesses in the 900 block of Second Street in El Centro. PHOTO JULIO MORALES

EL CENTRO — A man whose body was discovered Tuesday inside a burning trash can behind businesses in the 900 block of Second Street was expected to be identified in the coming days, authorities said.

Similarly, a preliminary determination into the individual’s cause of death should be established by early next week, stated El Centro Police Department Cmdr. Aaron Reel.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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