2013-07-18 / Front Page

Body found in trunk of burning car on N. Belsay Road

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BURTON — A body was found inside a Ford car on fire in the parking lot adjacent to Taco Bell on the 1100 block of North Belsay Road.

Firefighters were on the scene at about 3 p.m. July 13 after receiving multiple calls of a vehicle fire.

Burton Police called a Michigan State fire investigator to the scene.

Shawn Duncanson said firefighters quickly found a body in the car.

“We haven’t identified the body yet. The autopsy is being done on the body now,” said Duncanson.

The cause of death may be take a few weeks because the toxicology report, said Duncanson.

Flint resident Jennifer Faulkner said she was driving through at about 3:10 p.m. She said she saw black smoke “puffing into the air.”

She said the car was completely engulfed in flames. She said the fire department had the fire under control.

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