NOPD: Homicide victim found in burning car in Lower 9th Ward - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

NOPD: Homicide victim found in burning car in Lower 9th Ward

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans Police are investigating an incident involving a body inside a burning pick-up truck in the Lower 9th Ward.

According to police, New Orleans fire fighters were extinguishing the burning truck on Forstall Street near Florida Avenue when they discovered a body, that was burned beyond recognition, inside the vehicle.

The coroners office will determine the final cause of death, but detectives are investigating this case as a homicide.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call the NOPD Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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