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May 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Investigators await ID of body found in burned car

Investigators are waiting for the King County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify a body that was found yesterday in the trunk of a burned-out car east of Auburn

“We’re working and processing evidence, but we don’t know who the victim is,” Katie Larson, a spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, said today. She said it was unclear when the identification, or a ruling on the cause of death, would be completed.

The case his being investigated by the department’s major crimes division.

Mountain View Fire firefighters found the burned remains in a car trunk early Sunday, after they responded to a car fire. The Sheriff’s Office said the car was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 4 a.m. in the area of Southeast 328th Street and Southeast Auburn Black Diamond Road.

 

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