Man’s body found inside burning vehicle in Marrero

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MARRERO, La. (WGNO) – A man’s body was found inside a burning vehicle in Marrero this morning, according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office.

Investigators were called just after 9 a.m. to 1129 Martin Drive in Marrero, where they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames in the backyard of a home.

Crews discovered a severely burned body in the passenger seat of the vehicle. The vehicle was completely destroyed by the fire. The home next to the fire sustained minor damage from the heat.

Investigators said they’re not releasing the cause of the fire at this time. The body was released to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

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