TOPEKA, Kan. — Topeka police are investigating the suspicious death of a person whose body was found in a burning vehicle.

Topeka police Lt. Aaron Jones told the Topeka Capital-Journal that firefighters noticed a person inside the burning vehicle while putting out the flames early Saturday morning. Jones said the person was already dead.

Police are still trying to identify the body.

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