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Police working to identify body in burned car on Detroit's west side

Posted at 3:20 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 17:17:52-04

A man's body was found next to a burned car on Detroit's west side Wednesday.

The victim is a man who appeared to be in his 30s. He was found with severe burns at Holden and Trumbull near Henry Ford Hospital.

The vehicle was identified as a red Ford Focus, police say. Investigators are looking into the suspicious nature of the incident.

Surveillance video shows that the driver of the Focus was seen circling the area for several minutes before stopping behind a vacant building.

People working nearby then witnessed his car burst into flames, and rushed over to try and help, but the man had already died.