BPD: Body found in burning car on Young Street, Pacheco Road

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a vehicle fire with a deceased occupant at the intersection of Young Street and south Pacheco Road, officials said.

The Bakersfield Fire Department was called to a trash fire at 6:47 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

A single body, who officials identified as "John Doe" was found in the car after the flames were extinguished.

The identity of the victim is unknown, pending positive identification. An autopsy is planned on Tuesday.

The fire and the cause and manner of death of the victim is under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Ryan Kroeker at 326-3546.

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