Authorities continue to search for clues after a body was
found inside a burning car. The person inside has not been identified, and the fire
department says it could take some time for that to happen.
Around 4 a.m. Friday, Jackson firefighters
came to a wooded area just off Hilda Drive after a 911 cal and discovered a
vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Inside, they found a body.
"We have not identified the body," said Jackson Arson Investigator Greg Travis. "We have not been able
to identify the sex of the body, either, nor the race of the body."
Travis said that could take some time because the body was
so badly burned. In fact, they don't even know at this point whether or not
the fire was even intentional. Could the location could suggest otherwise?
"There have been some additional cases that we've
worked in that particular area, which is Hilda Drive, just north of Beasley
Road," said Travis. "We have worked numerous vehicle fires and some other
additional crimes that have been committed in that area."
One of those involved a Ford F-150 that burned out of
control back in January. Our photographer also saw at least two other places that
appeared to be spots where vehicles had caught fire in the area, while he was
looking for Friday morning's crime scene.
"Right now, we're in the preliminary stage of the
investigation, and again, we're not certain as to how the fire actually
started," Travis said.
Travis would not say if the case was related to any other
previous incident on Hilda Drive, because again, they only know so much at this
"At this time, it would be indefinite as to when this
investigation will be actually completed because of the limited amount of
information we have at this time," said Travis.
clue Travis did release was what limited information they had about the car
found this morning.
believes it's a gold or brown Toyota Camry with the partial license plate
car also had a Hinds County tag.
Anyone with information is asked
to contact Crimestoppers.
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