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Police investigate badly burned body discovered in West Sacramento

A badly burned body was discovered after a small fire broke out in an abandoned mobile home park early Saturday in West Sacramento, police said.

Fire crews were called to the 600 block of West Capitol Avenue at 5:20 a.m. for a small fire in a vacant lot, authorities said. After extinguishing the fire, crews located the body within a roofless cement enclosure.

Sgt. Roger Kinney of the West Sacramento Police said the body was so badly burned that investigators were unable to immediately say whether it was a male or female.

Investigators are treating the death as suspicious, Kinney said.

Authorities encourage anyone with information to contact the West Sacramento Police at 916-617-4747.

Barbara Harvey: 916-321-1821, @barbaraaharvey