Body Found Inside Burned Car in Worcester, Mass. Cemetery

Worcester, Massachusetts, police are investigating after a body was found inside a burned car parked in a cemetery Tuesday morning.

Officials responded to Hope Cemetery around 8:30 a.m. and found a sedan engulfed in flames, according to city officials. The body was found inside the vehicle after the fire was extinguished.

Crews set up a tent up over the vehicle, which appeared to have significant burns to the trunk area. Investigators spent a great deal of time taking photos around the trunk.

It is not known at this time whether the body found inside is a man or woman. Officials have not identified the body.

John Dirsa, whose son is buried at the cemetery, said the incident isn't something someone would expect at a cemetery.

"Today, with the way the forensics are and stuff, I can't imagine whoever did this will get away with it," he said.

Police say they know who owns the car involved in the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 508-799-8651 or send an anonymous tip to 274637.

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