SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Authorities say firefighters called to fight a blaze under a western New York bridge discovered a badly burned body after the fire was extinguished.
Police Sgt. Thomas Connellan says the blaze erupted late Friday under a bridge near the Route 81 and Interstate 690 interchange in Syracuse. He says firefighters found the body shortly after the blaze was put out.
He says the Syracuse police and fire departments are investigating the cause of the fire and the person's cause of death.
The body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. The deceased person's identity is not yet known.