Investigation Continues Into Body Found In Burned Out Car

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CRAB ORCHARD, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police report the discovery of a body inside a burning car.

Police said the Lincoln County Fire Department responded to a reported car fire in Crab Orchard before dawn Sunday and found the remains in a car along Ky. 39 North.

Troopers said the person's identity wasn't immediately evident and the cause of the fire wasn't known, according to The Courier-Journal.

An autopsy will be conducted in Frankfort.

(Information from: The Courier-Journal, Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Authorities are trying to solve a mystery in Lincoln County. According to Kentucky State Police, the body of a man was found in the backseat of a car along KY 39 near Crab Orchard.

First responders were called to the scene of a car fire on Sunday at about 5:00 a.m. As they were extinguishing the fire, they discovered the body of a man in the backseat.

The man has not been identified and he is not the registered owner of the vehicle. Investigators are calling the death suspicious. The body was transported to Frankfort where the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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