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Dead body found in burning car, Buckeye police say

The body of a man was discovered in a burning car Thursday morning near Southern Avenue and Apache Road.
Credit: 12 News

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — The Buckeye Police Department is investigating the death of a man found in a burning car Thursday morning near Southern Avenue and Apache Road. 

Officers were dispatched to calls of a car engulfed in flames at about 5 a.m. in the 24000 block of West Wayland Drive. Once firefighters extinguished the vehicle, the body of a man was found inside the car. 

Buckeye police did not disclose the man's identity. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office is currently investigating how the man died. 

The fire may have been started by a mechanical issue and its origin is not considered to be "suspicious," police said.

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