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Burned body found in vehicle on Jacobs Road

Scott Seitz • Feb 28, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Safety forces found the charred remains of a human body in a vehicle on Jacobs Road late Thursday.

Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood, who was at the scene, indicated the body was likely a male.

Harwood said after the Bureau of Criminal Investigation processes the scene, the body will be sent to Lucas County for an autopsy where the cause of death and identity will be confirmed.

(NOTE - To see pictures from the scene, click HERE.)

Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard, along with three detectives and two road-patrol deputies, were also at the scene.

"Obviously, it's very early in this investigation and we can determine very little at this point," he said.

Safety forces received a call shortly after 9 p.m. that a vehicle was engulfed in flames on Jacobs Road.

Fourteen firefighters and two vehicles responded, Huron River Joint Fire Chief Tom Beck said.

"It took about nine or 10 minutes to contain the fire," Beck said.

Howard said the state fire marshal's office was also contacted.

"The circumstances seem extremely suspicious in nature," the sheriff said.

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