Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 9:10 p.m.
Homicide detectives are investigating a burned body found late Tuesday afternoon in the backyard of a western Las Vegas Valley home, according to Metro Police.
The body was discovered after firefighters responded to a report of a house fire near Rainbow Boulevard and Washington Avenue, said Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski. While en route, firefighters were told that only the victim was on fire — not the home — and that the fire had been extinguished. Metro then took over the investigation.