Homicide investigation underway after body found in dumpster on Cannery Row

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A homicide investigation is underway after a man’s body was found inside a burning dumpster in the Gulch area early Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to Cannery Row around 4 a.m. after receiving reports of a dumpster fire. Metro police said a sanitation driver saw the dumpster on fire and called 911.

  • Cannery Row Homicide
  • Cannery Row Homicide
  • Cannery Row Homicide
  • Cannery Row Homicide
  • Cannery Row Homicide
  • Cannery Row Homicide

After extinguishing the fire, firefighters with the Nashville Fire Department found the body burned beyond recognition.

Metro police said an autopsy will be performed within a few days. Investigators are checking surveillance footage from security cameras in the area.

No additional information was immediately released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our partners at Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.      

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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