PONTIAC (WWJ) – An investigation is underway after a man’s charred remains were found in a burning van in Pontiac.
Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the Waterford Regional Fire Department, responded to the scene Monday afternoon on the 200 block of South Blvd. on reports of a vehicle fire. When it was extinguished, firefighters found the body.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Two Stars With Motor City Ties Lighting Up Entertainment World
The van was parked in the backyard of a home on South Boulevard for over a year, neighbors told investigators. When the owner of the van was located, Sheriff’s officials said, she said she’d been trying to get rid of the vehicle for some time.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
An autopsy is being conducted by the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office Tuesday to determine a cause of death.
The victim was not immediately identified.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools
Deputies have been canvassing the neighborhood for evidence and witnesses in the case.