A burned body was discovered by authorities who responded to a brush fire near a homeless encampment in Anaheim, and a suspicious person at the scene was detained Wednesday morning, police said.
Police spotted the flames about 11 p.m. Tuesday near a motel on Tustin Avenue near the westbound Riverside (91) Freeway and called Anaheim Fire & Rescue, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
Once the fire was extinguished, the body of a man was discovered, police said.
The name of the victim and his cause of death were not immediately available.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.