Detroit police: Body found in burning car after flames extinguished

Body immediately unidentifiable due to fire, officials say

A burned car where a body was found in Detroit on Aug. 10, 2022 (WDIV)

DETROIT – An unidentified body was found early Wednesday morning inside a burning car in Detroit, officials report.

Police say at about 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, they received a call for a car fire on Dubois Street, located near Forest Avenue and St. Aubin Street. Once Detroit firefighters extinguished the fire, a body was found inside of the vehicle.

Video from the police scene can be seen in the video player below.

The body could not be immediately identified due to the fire, Detroit police said. The age and gender of the burned body was initially unclear.

No other details have been provided at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit for updates.

Detroit car fire scene where body found on Aug. 10, 2022

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