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Body found in vehicle fire in south Oklahoma City

Police and homicide detectives responded early Wednesday to a fire in south Oklahoma City where a body was found inside a burning vehicle.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm •  Published: July 16, 2014
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Oklahoma City police and arson investigators are shown at the scene of a vehicle fire Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Officials said a body was found inside the vehicle, but foul play is not suspected. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman
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Oklahoma City police and arson investigators are shown at the scene of a vehicle fire Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Officials said a body was found inside the vehicle, but foul play is not suspected. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND

A body was discovered early Wednesday in a burning vehicle in south Oklahoma City, but foul play is not suspected, police said.

About 5:30 a.m., fire crews responded to the 12200 block of High Meadow Court and found a sport utility vehicle parked in front of a duplex and engulfed in flames. Crews put out the fire and discovered a body in the back seat, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

The body had not been identified Wednesday.

Homicide detectives and police responded to the scene, but were called off when foul play was ruled out. The Oklahoma City Fire Department and the state medical examiner’s office have taken over the investigation, Knight said.

The medical examiner will complete an autopsy to determine a cause of death, Knight said.

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