Burned body found in northwest Miami-Dade County, police say

Neighbor says area has been used as dumping ground

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating after authorities found a burned body Wednesday in northwest Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade police said authorities were called to Northwest 142nd Street and Northwest 12th Avenue about 8 p.m. after receiving reports about a body on fire.

Paramedics with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced the person dead at the scene, but they couldn't confirm whether the person was male or female.

Detectives are investigating.

A nearby resident said the area is a prime spot for dumping. He said he has even seen dead animals dumped.

"This just takes it to a whole new level, you know," he said. "It scares me and it scares my wife, too."