Body found inside burning car in Blue Lick Park, ruled homicide

Body found inside burning car in Blue Lick Park, ruled homicide

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A body was found inside a burning vehicle in a Louisville park early Saturday morning.

Lt. Emily McKinley of LMPD confirmed this case has been ruled a homicide.

Around midnight, LMPD was called to a car fire in the 4100 block of Mud Lane inside Blue Lick Park.

After Okolona firefighters extinguished the flames, a body of a black male was found in the backseat.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said the victim appeared to be in his early fifties.

LFD's Arson Unit and LMPD Homicide are investigating.

An autopsy will soon be conducted. The cause and circumstances of the man's death have not yet been determined police said.

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