Body Found In Trunk of Burning Car In Detroit West Side
Body Found – Cause of Death – Detroit Police investigating the incident of a body found in a burning car.
The body was found on Wednesday and the police believed the body is believed to be connected to a missing person’s report from Rochester Hills.
At around 12:45 a.m., Officials were called to a scene where a car was on fire near Outer Drive and I-96 in Detroit.
Immediately the fire was out, a body was found inside the burnt car. The body was burned beyond recognition.
According to the Detroit police the car, a 2018 Chevy Impala, was reported missing from Rochester Hills earlier in the morning on Wednesday
The Oakland County Sheriff said deputies were called around 2 a.m. to a missing person report in Rochester Hills.
The caller was a female, she said her live-in boyfriend had been missing for 24 hours and it was out of character for him. She said he was driving her 2018 Chevrolet Impala and works at an auto body shop in Westland.
Detectives in Oakland County learned the car was in the custody of Detroit Police as part of a homicide investigation. DPD said that the car was the one found burning on Chapel but said that the body was burned beyond recognition and they cannot confirm if it is the missing man yet. The man’s name has not been released.
Detroit Police announced they are questioning two persons of interest in connection to the investigation but did not offer more information.
This is an ongoing investigation. No other details have been released at this time.