Person found in burned out truck being investigated as homicide

NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating the murder of a person found in a burning pickup truck in the 9th Ward.

Around 1:30 p.m., the New Orleans Fire Department was called to a vehicle accident in the 3100 block of Industry Street.  

NOPD officers arriving at the location reported that the truck had slammed into a electrical pole and was engulfed in flames, according to the New Orleans Police Department. 

After the fire was put out, a person was found in the driver's seat. Based on evidence at the scene, investigators classified the incident as a homicide, police said.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.


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