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Body found after fire in Fresno back yard. Police investigating for foul play

Firefighters at the scene where a body was found in a shed Monday night at North Fourth Street and East Thomas Avenue.
Firefighters at the scene where a body was found in a shed Monday night at North Fourth Street and East Thomas Avenue. The Fresno Bee

Fresno police were investigating Tuesday morning whether foul play was involved after a body was discovered in a burning shed in central Fresno.

The discovery of the body on Monday night occurred after firefighters were sent to a home near East Thomas Avenue and North Fourth Street about 10 p.m.

Fresno police Lt. Charlie Chamalbide reported that the victim was believed to be living in the structure. At the scene, officers were unsure whether the person was the victim of a homicide or the fire.

A native of Colorado, Jim Guy studied political science, Latin American politics and Spanish literature at Fresno State University, and advanced Spanish grammar in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
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