LAVAL – Police are investigating after the discovery of a body, burnt beyond recognition, inside a vehicle in Laval on Wednesday.
After police received two independent phone calls reporting lots of flame and smoke, firefighters were called to the scene of a burning car near Berthiaume de Tremblay Park in Chomedey at around 9:15 a.m.
The gruesome finding was revealed after the flames were put out and the car, a four-door Honda Civic, had cooled enough to investigate.
“When the smoke cleared, they noticed there was a body in the back seat,” said Laval police spokesperson, Franco di Genova.
“The major crime unit was then called to the scene.”
Firefighters also reported that some type of accelerant had been used.
A coroner’s investigation will reveal the cause of death and further details about the victim.
Laval police have confirmed that it is still too early to determine if the death is a homicide.