Investigation underway after body found inside burned car in Westminster

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (KABC) -- Police are investigating the discovery of a body inside a burned out car in Westminster overnight Wednesday.

The gruesome scene was discovered after Orange County Fire Authority crews extinguished the car fire shortly before 3 a.m. in the 6400 block of Industry Way, behind the Westminster Mall.

Upon extinguishing the blaze, firefighters discovered a male body inside the vehicle.

There was no immediate word on how the man died.

The vehicle was believed to have been stolen.

OCFA arson investigators and police detectives were investigating the scene. They say it appears the fire was started with either fluid or an incendiary device.

Anyone with information on the incident was urged to call 714-898-3315.
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