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Bodies of two people found in car in Dorchester

A car was parked next to BD’s Discount Furniture in Dorchester Thursday.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

The bodies of two deceased people were found in a vehicle Thursday afternoon on Columbia Road in Dorchester, police said.

Boston police Sergeant Detective John Boyle, a department spokesman, said authorities were called at 1:21 p.m. to the area of 124 Columbia Road.

Boyle couldn’t confirm the ages or genders of the deceased.

Asked if the bodies had any outward signs of trauma, Boyle said homicide detectives hadn’t been called to the scene.

He said the deaths are not believed to be suspicious but the investigation is continuing.

Further information wasn’t immediately available.

An employee who answered the phone at B.D.’s Discount Furniture located nearby on Washington Street said in a brief phone interview that the vehicle containing the bodies was found behind the store.


“They towed the car, the police came,” the man said, before giving the phone to another man who was identified as the manager.

Asked about the discovery, the manager said repeatedly that the police were aware of the situation.

This breaking news story will be updated when more information’s released.

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