Deputies investigate after man found dead in trunk of burning car

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Officials are investigating the death of a man found in the trunk of a burning car Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, the Old Fort Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Circle Drive in Summerville. Fire officials found the car burning in the back yard of one of the houses.

When they extinguished the fire, they could see what appeared to be a body in the trunk of the car, the report stated.

Fire officials called in deputies to secure the area and begin the investigation into the fire and death of the person in the trunk.

According to the Dorchester County Coroner's Office the body is a white male of an unknown age.

The body has not yet been identified, officials said, and they were unsure when an autopsy would be scheduled.

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