NOPD: Body found inside burning vehicle in New Orleans East

Published: Sep. 14, 2016 at 9:48 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2016 at 11:05 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating a homicide incident where a body was found inside a burning vehicle in New Orleans East. The discovery was made Wednesday around 5 p.m. in the 8700 block of Morrison Road.

According to police, responding officers arrived on scene to a burning vehicle in a grassy area alongside a canal. After firefighters extinguished the fire, the body of an unidentified man was found inside the vehicle. Detectives determined that a homicide occurred after further investigation.

The investigation into the incident continues. If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call NOPD homicide detective Clinton Givens at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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