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Officers find burned body in car fire

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, FOX 9) - Officers revealed they found a burned body in the jeep that caught fire Friday night.

Unfortunately, the body has not been identified and the cause of death has not been determined because of the condition of the dead body after the flames were put out, according to Yuma Police.

News 11 was on scene at the Yuma Valley Park on 24th Street when the car was on fire. 

The Yuma Fire Department put out the flames and then crime scene tape was put up. Officers were seen searching for evidence and the next day the area was still filled with ash.

Yuma Police said an autopsy has been scheduled. This case is still under investigation.

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

Arizona News / Crime / Top Stories / Yuma County

Ciara Encinas

Ciara Encinas is an Emmy award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the KYMA in May 2018.

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