Chehalis: Body in burned car remains a mystery

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:27 am

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Chehalis Police Department said yesterday the cause of the vehicle fire and cause of the death of an individual found inside it this weekend are being investigated.

Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said there was nothing at the scene to suggest what could have ignited the blaze.

“No, they’re still trying to figure that out,” Bailey said.

Officers were already on the scene off the 1900 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue when firefighters arrived after the 12:56 a.m. call on Saturday.

Bailey in a press release yesterday said officers were unable to get close enough to the 1992 Honda Accord to determine if anybody was inside because of the extreme heat.

Once the fire was extinguished, a firefighter discovered a deceased person the driver’s seat.

The car was situated near a  two-car garage associated with a manufactured home near the southeast corner of the Yard Birds Mall property.

Bailey said the Honda is registered to a female, who authorities have been in contact with since the incident.

Lewis County Coroner Warren McLeod indicated this morning the victim appears to be an adult male.

An autopsy is scheduled for today, but McLeod doesn’t expect he will get all his answers today, including any certainty on the identity of the victim.

Bailey asks if any members of the public saw anything or know anything, to give the police department a call.

For background, read “Chehalis: Person found dead in burned car” from Saturday May 6, 2017, here

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One Response to “Chehalis: Body in burned car remains a mystery”

  1. CrazyOldMan says:

    If he doesn’t have a Buller hole in him, perhaps it’s a case of spontaneous human combustion?

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