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Records: Suspects watched body burn in Phoenix dumpster

Video surveillance captured the suspects using a grocery cart to dump a body into a dumpster near 11th Avenue and Madison Street, court records show.

PHOENIX — Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in dumping a body into a dumpster and lighting the individual on fire in downtown Phoenix, records show.

Isaiah Baskin, 18, and Larry Scott, 22, were taken into custody Wednesday after investigators identified them as being allegedly involved in burning a body early Tuesday morning near 11th Avenue and Madison Street.

Court records show the two suspects resemble individuals captured on video surveillance emptying out a grocery cart into the dumpster. A third person then lit the dumpster on fire. 

One of the defendants told police they could hear the victim moaning, suggesting they knew the victim was still alive before the fire was ignited.

The suspects allegedly watched the dumpster burn for about 15 minutes, according to court records. 

Baskin and Scott were booked into jail and are facing charges that could include arson, first-degree murder and aggravated assault. Police have not yet disclosed the victim's identity.

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