MIAMI (CBSMiami) –Police are trying to figure out what happened to a person found on fire at a northwest Miami-Dade intersection.READ MORE: Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack
Police and fire investigators discovered the body on the ground near NW 12th Avenue and NW 142nd Street in the Hyde Park Manor neighborhood near North Miami.
A man who only gave his first name, Don, said he saw the commotion and spoke to a firefighter.
“He told me that they had found a body that had been partially burned apparently beyond recognition of the gender of the individual,” said Don.
Don said over the past few months they’ve seen trash and even dead animals dumped in their neighborhood along with burned cars.READ MORE: City Of Miami Comes Under Scrutiny For Reasons Behind Firing Police Chief Art Acevedo
He said they’ve complained to Miami-Dade County leaders but gotten little response.
This discovery of a dead body has taken his concern to another level.
“It does bother me that people evidently think that they can come dump whatever. Up to now, it’s been trash, animals, whatever. But now this has escalated into something that’s got me freaked out. My wife, too,” said Don.
Miami-Dade Police said the body appears to be that of an adult but, at this point, they’re still trying to determine other characteristics like race and gender.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: South Florida Children Speak Out About Their Moderna Vaccinations