Crime

Body in burned vehicle investigated as murder, Kings County sheriff says

Kings County sheriff’s detectives are investigating an apparent murder after a burned body was found inside a vehicle late Sunday night near the Tulare County line.

A spokesman said deputies were sent about 11:40 p.m. to First Avenue south of Houston Avenue, where the burned Dodge utility vehicle was discovered.

It appeared the fire was set intentionally. The identity of the victim had not been established.

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