Body found in burned car - - Jackson, MS

Body found in burned car

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

Jackson Police Officers made a disturbing discovery Friday while investigating a burned out car. Police sealed off Bay Street shortly after 9:30 a.m. when they found a body in the trunk of the burned out car.

The human remains were in the trunk of a two-door sedan, but have not been identified. Investigators say that will have to be done through an autopsy. Police are also looking into call service in the area involving missing persons.

"I can't advise at this particular time who it may be," said Commander Tyree Jones. "Of course we will have to do a further investigation to attempt to even identify the owner of the vehicle at this particular time of course, that's something we do look forward to doing."

The burned vehicle was taken to the crime lab, covered in tarps. Arson investigators say they did this to preserve any evidence that may help in this case, during transport across town.

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