Deputies: Burnt body death ruled suicide - FOX 13 News

Deputies: Burnt body death ruled suicide

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Deputies in Hillsborough County say a body found burnt beyond recognition Monday morning was likely a suicide.

The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Quang-Nhut Duong. The cause of death was thermal inhalation injury and burns of 98 percent of his body, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies say it is believed Duong set himself on fire.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Hollowell Drive and Osage Drive around 2 a.m after a neighbor called to report they had heard screaming and saw a small fire.

Firefighters found the body badly charred outside the home and a gas can nearby.

No other details were immediately available.

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