Body found in burning car in Monroe Co.

Authorities investigating suspicious death
Body found in burning car in Monroe Co.

Authorities are trying to identify a body found in a burning car in Monroe County.

Firefighters responded to a car fire Tuesday morning near Norwalk. Sheriff Pete Quirin said while firefighters were trying to put out the fire, they discovered a body in the car.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Wisconsin Crime Lab and state investigators to help identify the victim and the vehicle.

Quirin said the car was burned beyond recognition. He said the car had not been in a crash.

The death is being investigated as suspicious. The sheriff said authorities don’t know if it was someone who fell asleep while smoking in the car, or whether it was a suicide or homicide. 

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