SACRAMENTO -- A Sacramento Police officer made a grisly discovery in the Warehouse District on Monday night.

"An officer was on patrol in the area on Warehouse Way and saw something burning. He went over to investigate what was burning, and found that is was a body," Sacramento Police spokeswoman Michele Gigante said.

Gigante says detectives are looking into exactly what happened -- whether the case is a homicide, accident or suicide -- and that they can't yet identify a gender.

The body was found in the southeast area of town near Florin Perkins and Fruitridge.