Ohio investigators work to ID body burned in van

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a person whose body has been found in a burning van.

Columbus police say they were called to the scene of a van engulfed in flames Thursday morning at a park on the city’s west side. When the fire was out, the body was found inside.

The body is believed to be that of a man, but it was burned so badly that the coroner’s office will have to DNA, dental records or other means to identify it.

Investigators aren’t sure whether the person was injured or killed by someone else before it was burned in the van.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s