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.
Boston EMS workers took the body to the medical examiner’s office about 4 a.m.
Boston police are investigating the crime, which took place near The Boston Globe’s main parking lot.
No further information was immediately available.
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