Officers investigate body found in burned out car

by: Sophia Choi Updated:

The body is so burned investigators said they can't tell if it's a man or a woman or how the person died.

ATLANTA - Atlanta homicide investigators want to know who killed a person, left him or her in a car and set it on fire.

Investigators told Channel 2's Sophia Choi a 911 caller alerted firefighters about a possible house fire at about 2:30 a.m. at a home on Westmont Road in southwest Atlanta.

When firefighters arrived at the home they found a burning car in the back of a vacant house.

Firefighters then found a badly burned body in the trunk of the car and called police, who decided to move the entire car to the medical examiner's office in hopes of preserving any evidence.

"It will be transported to the medical examiner, where we will relocate and assist in that forensic evaluation," Lt. Paul Guerrucci of the Atlanta Police Department said.

The body is so badly burned investigators said they can't tell if it's a man or a woman or how the person died.

Investigators said the 911 caller who initially alerted firefighters may be considered a witness.

Police said right now, they have few clues.

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