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Burning body found outside home on Indy's east side

Posted: 7:30 AM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 01:05:31Z
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INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating after a body was found burning outside a home on Indianapolis' east side early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home on N. Drexel Avenue sometime after 6 a.m. for a report of a fire in the rear of the home. When they arrived they found the scene and determined that someone had covered a body with items and tried to set it on fire.

The Marion County Coroner identified the victim as Cruz Ball, 32. Authorities are awaiting test results before determining a cause of death.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to take over the investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information when it becomes available.