Burned Body in St. Louis Dumpster Identified Using Dental Records


A Spanish Lake man was found burned in a dumpster by St. Louis police. - RFT
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  • A Spanish Lake man was found burned in a dumpster by St. Louis police.

Using dental records, St. Louis police have identified a man whose burned body was found Friday morning in a dumpster.

Officers were responding to a call for help shortly after 11 a.m. in the north city neighborhood of O'Fallon Park when they discovered the remains of Breyon Jamaul Robinson. The 29-year-old Spanish Lake resident was last heard from earlier that morning.

St. Louis County police opened a missing person case for Robinson on Saturday morning. He was already dead, but investigators didn't know that at the time because his body had yet to be identified. On a first inspection of the remains, a medical examiner could not even determine the age or race.

He was discovered in the 4200 block of East Kossuth Avenue.

City police originally classified the death as suspicious. Now that they have more information, detectives are investigating the case as a homicide.

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