By: Sylvia Ramirez - Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:51:05 -0800
CAMPBELL (BCN) -- Police are investigating the discovery of a body in an outdoor storage unit found by firefighters after they put out a small fire in the carport of an apartment building in Campbell, a police captain said.
Fire crews and police responded around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday to a blaze on Kuehnis Drive in Campbell, a fire dispatcher said.
Police Capt. Dave Carmichael said firefighters quickly extinguished the flames in the carport area of a four-plex and located the body inside the torched unit.
The coroner's office was called to the scene.
Carmichael said the storage unit is about the size of a small walk-in closet and that it appears that the person found inside may have been sleeping there. Based on a preliminary investigation, the death does not appear to be suspicious, he said.
He declined to say whether the body found was that of a man or woman.
The fire department is taking the lead on the investigation into the fire and the discovery of the body, Carmichael said.
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