Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather
     

 

 

Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

NC officials find charred remains in burning car

Video

Body

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Officials have discovered charred skeletal remains in a car found burning in a drainage ditch along a North Carolina street.

First Sgt. C.J. Slemenda of the Highway Patrol says emergency workers responding to a car fire Monday morning just outside Elon in Alamance County. Investigators spotted the body after the fire had been put out.

Slemenda said the burning car did not appear to have damage consistent with an accident. Arson was not immediately suspected as the cause for the fire, which began beneath the vehicle.

Slemenda also said the burning vehicle was registered in another county.

Slemenda said the remains have been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for identification and to determine the cause of death.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Story image

Story summary

Officials have discovered charred skeletal remains in a car found burning in a drainage ditch along a North Carolina street.

Story summary image

Associated poll

More: continued here

Be Sociable, Share!
 

Archives

News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

 
 
  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina