Northeast Times

Body found in burning car

Fire­fight­ers made a grisly dis­cov­ery after they ex­tin­guished a burn­ing car in Pennypack Park last Thursday. There was a hu­man body in the vehicle’s trunk.

Hom­icide de­tect­ives still are try­ing to con­firm the iden­tity of the vic­tim and the cause of death. In fact, the corpse was so dis­figured by flames that po­lice wer­en’t even sure if it was a man or a wo­man as of Monday af­ter­noon. A med­ic­al ex­am­iner’s re­port is pending.

The blaze was re­por­ted at 7:17 a.m. on the 2300 block of Wood­ward St. in Bustleton. The block in­ter­sects Winchester Av­en­ue ad­ja­cent to the park. The vehicle, a new­er mod­el white Lex­us, re­portedly had been driv­en in­to the park on a paved bi­cycle path.

Po­lice re­portedly re­moved the charred vehicle from the park shortly be­fore 1 p.m. ••

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