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Fire Marshal: Body found inside burned car in New Orleans East

Officials said the car fire happened at the corner of Lourdes Street and Savoie Court.

NEW ORLEANS -- The State Fire Marshal's Office along with NOPD and NOFD are investigating after a body was found inside a burned car in New Orleans East Sunday afternoon.

Police say a car was reported on fire near the intersection of Lourdes Street and Savoie Court around 12:18 p.m. A body was found inside after the fire was extinguished by NOFD.

The victim was sent to the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office for an autopsy and to determine the identity.

The incident remains under investigation. Additional information has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

This story is developing. More information will be added as it is made available.

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