FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police made a gruesome discovery as they were investigating a grass fire in Fort Worth late Monday night. It happened shortly before midnight along Cravens Road, near East Berry Street and Lake Arlington in the eastern part of the city.READ MORE: Mild Celebrations In Downtown Dallas Follow Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
The fire started just off of the roadway, and officers patrolling the area saw it burning. As they approached the flames, a body was found in the burning field. According to authorities, the victim was burned beyond recognition.READ MORE: Texas Sees Above-Average Number Of COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Tuesday
Firefighters were able to quickly stomp out the blaze while homicide detectives and arson investigators were both called to the location. Police are now trying to figure out how the body ended up being involved in this grass fire.
The victim’s name has not been released. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner will identify the individual and determine an official cause of death. The medical examiner’s office said that, while not entirely sure, it appears that the victim was a woman.MORE NEWS: 'Verdict Not Justice, It's Accountability': North Texas Leaders React To Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Counts
Law enforcement officials had shut down the roadway early Tuesday morning while conducting their investigation, but traffic is now being allowed to pass through once again.