Woman’s burned body found in Gwinnett park

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RAW VIDEO: Gwinnett police discuss the burned body found at Deshong Park

A couple walking their dog in a Gwinnett County park made a grisly discovery Wednesday morning when they happened upon a woman’s burned body, police said.

The burned body of the African-American woman was found about 6:30 a.m. on the pathway next to a pavilion in Deshong Park on North Deshong Road near Stone Mountain, Gwinnett police Cpl. Ed Ritter said.

“This is an active investigation with very few details at this time,” Ritter said. Homicide investigators were on the scene, he said.

Ritter said the fire was contained to the victim’s body.

“She was burned in the location where she was found,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

— Staff photographer John Spink contributed to this report.