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Charred body found inside remains of burnt out car

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ESCONDIDO (CNS) - An investigation was underway Thursday into the death of a person whose severely charred body was found inside a burned car in an unincorporated area near Escondido.

A passerby spotted a light blue Nissan on fire along Country Club Drive near Harmony Grove Road shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday and called for help, sheriff's Sgt. Conrad Berlinsky said.

Deputies and firefighters found the car fully engulfed in flames.

After the fire was extinguished, authorities found a badly burned body in the driver's seat, Berlinsky said.

Sheriff's deputies haven't revealed if this was a murder or suicide. It's being called a death investigation.

Berlinsky said the sheriff's department's Bomb Arson Unit had launched an investigation.

Anyone with additional information was asked to call the sheriff's department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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