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Body found inside burning car in Otero County

Body found in Otero County
Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 12:28:49-04

OTERO COUNTY — The Otero County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body found inside a burning car north of Timpas, Colorado.

Deputies were called out to the burning car at the Timpas picnic area early Thursday morning. Firefighters from Rocky Ford put out the fire on arrival, but noticed there was a body inside the car.

There is no information if the person died in the fire or before the fire. The identity of the person will not be released until an autopsy is complete and next of kin notified.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control are assisting with the investigation.

News5's Colette Bordelon is at the scene. She'll have more in a report on News 5 at 5 p.m.