Body found inside burning car kicks off homicide investigation

NEW ORLEANS -- NOPD detectives are investigating a murder after officers found a man's body inside a burning vehicle in New Orleans East.

According to NOPD, officers responded to the call of a vehicle on fire in the 8700 block of Morrison Road around 5 p.m. on Sept. 14. After firefighters extinguished the fire, an unidentified man's body was found inside. Police said the man was also shot.

Detectives determined that the man found inside was murdered, according to NOPD.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call NOPD's Homicide Division at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

(© 2016 WWL)


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