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St. Johns County Sheriff's Office investigating human remains found in vehicle fire

5:55 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a burned vehicle near County Road 13 and Cowpen Branch Road, according to SJCSO Commander Chuck Mulligan.

The St. Johns County Fire Rescue responded to the incident when a passerby found the vehicle smoldering on the dirt road; however the vehicle was completely burned.

The area the vehicle was found and the fire condition led the area to be treated as a crime scene, the report said. The vehicle has been transported to a dry storage area for further investigation.

A SJCSO press release later detailed human remains had been found in the trunk. The district medical examiner's office determined that the remains are human.

Anyone who may have seen any activity in the area of Cowpen Branch Road early Friday morning is asked to contact The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Robbery Homicide Section at (800) 346-7596 or Northeast Florida Crime Stoppers at (888) 277-TIPS.

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