Body found in burned out car in Eastpointe

EASTPOINTE, Mich. - Eastpointe police are investigating the scene of a body found in a burned out car.

Police tell 7 Action News they were responding to a car fire on Crescentwood Avenue early Saturday morning when they made the discovery.

"Earlier in the night I heard what sounded like an explosion, or gunshots. I don't know I've never seen something like that happen in the city. From what I can tell it's like a gangland style killing, something that doesn't happen in Eastpointe," said Jacob Richards, a neighbor in the area who made the initial call to 911.

The identity of the victim has not been revealed.

So far it's not clear how the body got there or the official cause of death.

No arrests have been made.

Stay tuned to 7 Action News and for the very latest developments in the case.

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