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Person found dead in burning car in Savin Hill

Boston police removed a dead body from a burning car in Dorchester early this morning, officials said.

About 3:30 a.m., police found the car near Sea View Terrace, a small street off Savin Hill Avenue, firefighters said. The Boston Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the vehicle, as well as a few trees in the surrounding area, said Steve MacDonald, Boston fire spokesman.

The cause of the fire has not yet been identified, said MacDonald.

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Boston EMS workers took the body to the medical examiner’s office about 4 a.m.

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Boston police are investigating the crime, which took place near The Boston Globe’s main parking lot.

No further information was immediately available.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp