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Laval police investigate car fire death

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.

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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.

Investigations are ongoing as police try to confirm the owner of the car.
Laval car fire death
Police are investigating after the discovery of a body, burned beyond recognition, inside a vehicle in Laval on Wednesday, May 14, 2013. Barry Donnelly/Global News
Laval car fire death
Police are investigating after the discovery of a body, burned beyond recognition, inside a vehicle in Laval on Wednesday, May 14, 2013. Barry Donnelly/Global News
Laval car fire death
Police are investigating after the discovery of a body, burned beyond recognition, inside a vehicle in Laval on Wednesday, May 14, 2013. Domenic Fazioli/Global News