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Burned body found outside Pembroke Pines store identified

A dead man, originally thought to be a mannequin on fire outside a Michaels store, was identified Wednesday by Pembroke Pines police as Joshua Michael Daniel Mason, 23, of Miami-Dade.

Mason was identified via dental records, police said.

A 911 caller alerted the emergency line at 6:55 a.m. Monday that a mannequin was burning outside the Michaels at 11300 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines. Upon arrival, the city’s fire department determined that what the caller reported as a mannequin aflame actually was a man, by then dead.

Police said it does not appear the incident was criminal.

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