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

Published: Mar. 18, 2017 at 11:42 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2017 at 9:38 PM EDT
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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.

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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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