Cops: Person found dead in Austin refuse fire

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Police say a person was found dead in an Austin fire early Saturday. | NVP News

A person was found dead in a fire reported in the West Side Austin neighborhood Saturday morning, police said.

At 1:25 a.m., officers responded to a call of a refuse fire in the 5500 block of Cortez Street, according to Chicago Police. When officers arrived at the scene they discovered a burned body and could not determine the age or gender. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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