Headless, burned body found inside vacant school

Detroit Police carPolice are investigating the gruesome discovery Sunday of a headless, badly burned body inside an abandoned school on Detroit’s west side.

Detroit Public Schools police were called shortly before 2 p.m to the basement of former Cody Ninth Grade Academy, at Southfield Freeway near W. Warren, after someone found the body and phoned the tip into CrimeStoppers.

The body was so decomposed and burned that police were unable to determine the gender.

An autopsy is expected soon to determine the cause of death.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • epickett

    While I’m happy the body was found to perhaps bring some closure to the relatives of the victim, I have to ask – who the hell was searching through an abandoned school?

  • DIRK DIGGLER

    Maybe its Jimmy Hoffa? you never know …