NOPD investigating reports of a body found in a burning vehicle

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This is the scene of the ongoing murder investigation.(Photo by WGNO Photographer Eric Zurcher)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The NOPD is investigating a homicide in the 8700 block of Morrison Road.

According to the New Orleans Fire Department, firefighters responded about 5 p.m. Wednesday to a burning vehicle on Morrison Road just past Benson Court.

Firefighters found a body burning in the front passenger seat.

The fire department put out the vehicle fire and turned over the investigation to NOPD.