Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dead Body Found In Clewiston Burnt Car

Mystery Remains On Body Found In Burned Car

CLEWISTON, FL. -- An investigation is underway by the Hendry County Sheriff's Office after an unidentified body was discovered in a car near Hendry County Road 835. Reportedly, the vehicle's license tag does not belong to the vehicle.

A vehicle fire was called into the Sheriff's Office Saturday morning and when emergency personnel arrived on scene they found a body inside. They were unable to identify the person and are awaiting autopsy reports and following up on leads.

As of Sunday, the investigators have not ruled it to be a homicide/suicide/or accidental fire. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hendry County Sheriffs Office at 674-5600.

Update 11/12/12: The Sheriff's Office identified the vehicle as a 4-door sedan that was found "badly burned and smoldering." The State Fire Marshall was called and investigators are trying to locate the vehicle's owner. The identity of the deceased person found inside the car has not yet been determined and they are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

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