Authorities Investigating Suspicious Death at Burning Man

377801 15: People ride bicycles against a backdrop of mirages September 2, 2000 at the15th annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nevada. Bicycles are the standard mode of transport on the vast playa locale of the festival. Despite high winds, dust storms, and a bit of rain, some 27,000 people camped out on a remote desert playa, or dry lake, for the week-long counter-cultural celebration of art and "radical self-expression." This year's theme was the body. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)

Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead Thursday at the Burning Man festival.

Shane Billingham was pronounced dead at Black Rock City in Nevada, according to the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office.

No additional details were released.

After he was located, Billingham was taken to a medical tent at the popular event — which started last Sunday and will end on Tuesday — where he was pronounced dead.

The circumstances of the death are being called “suspicious” by authorities.

The body was taken to Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, KTVN2 News reported.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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