Investigators responded to the intersection of East 58th St. and Flanders Street — next to Singletree Park — after a vehicle on fire was reported, according to an Aurora police news release.
When the fire was extinguished, emergency responders found an unidentifiable body inside. Aurora police are investigating it as a suspicious death.
The Adams County Coroner’s Office will work to identify the body and notify the person’s family.
Police ask anyone with information about the case to contact Agent Frederickson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6106.
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora Police are investigating a death as suspicious, after an unidentifiable body was found inside a burning vehicle Sunday morning. Police did not release any information about the person inside the vehicle.
Witnesses told CBS4s Dillon Thomas they woke up to find a small pickup truck burning outside their homes, near a park.
I heard about two bang-shots around midnight,” said Chanon Penvari, the first person to call 911. “I heard the windows popping out. So, I thought it was my car.
After Penvari realized his car was fine, but another was on fire, he called 911. He took photos of the fire as the fire department responded.
However, after the fire was out, first responders found the body inside. Penvari believed it was in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
“We’ve lived here for 10 years, and never a crime. Nothing has happened like this,” Penvari said.
Police eventually cleared the scene and took the vehicle as evidence. Until next of kin is notified, Aurora Police said they would not be releasing further details about the deceased person.
Aurora Police is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Frederickson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6106.