Burned body found in St. Pete alley, police say

A body was found burning in alleyway in St. Pete early Thursday morning. 

Fire crews responded to the alley behind the 2900 block of Emerson Avenue South around 12:30 a.m. After it was extinguished, the body was discovered.

Police are investigating and the exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

The body has not been identified yet.

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St. Pete detectives spent hours Thursday in the alleyway investigating the scene.