Sacramento Police say they found a while responding to a fire Saturday.
The fire happened in the 600 block of W. Capital Avenue.
While firefighters extinguished the flames, the body was found badly burned at the abandoned lot.
At this time, it is unclear if the victim died in the fire or before. Police say the body was so badly burned that they have not been able to make out if it is a man or a woman.
Police are investigating.
“We simply don’t know, is this some sort of unusual natural event that occurred? Or, is this a crime?,” Sgt. Roger Kinney said. “That’s what these folks that are out here will be doing is determining what happened.”
The cause of the fire has not been released.