Police ID body found at scene of dumpster fire

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police have identified a body was found following a dumpster fire as Rufino Alejandro Clara-Rendon, 31, of Brooklyn Center.

Authorities say dispatchers received a call on August 7 about a trash bin fire near South 39th Street between Snelling Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue South. Police were called to the scene a short time later because a body was found next to the dumpster.

Police say the homicide is being investigated, and the cause of death is currently pending.


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