Vegas authorities investigate body found inside burned lorry

Metro police at the scene of a deadly vehicle fire under investigation on June 22, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5)City cops at the scene of a fatal lorry fire under investigation on June 22, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5) Metro authorities at the scene of a lethal vehicle fire under investigation on June 22, 2017.( Luis Marquez/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. UPDATE: Police say the car seen getting away from 5 star Pub minutes after the break-in matches the car discovered burned. Las Vegas police and firefighters are examining the discovery of a body found inside a scorched automobile early Thursday early morning in the northwest part of town. Authorities reported they were very first working a vehicle fire in the 6600 block of Castor Tree Method, near Cheyenne Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard, after 4:30 a.m.

. As soon as the flames were extinguished, a body was discovered inside the automobile inning accordance with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. Next-door neighbors told FOX5 they heard gunshots before seeing the automobile in flames.

” Initially I believed well it’s simply a cars and truck on fire or something but then you understand it looked type of suspicious that it was really aflame so many authorities then I said something’s going on you understand, I sort of thought there may be somebody in the car,” Lori Pierce stated.

Automobile fire with body within, fire – OUT, Castor Tree Method, under investigation by @LasVegasFD & & @LVMPD. No inj’s to workers. PIO1

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) June 22, 2017 City murder investigators, fire crews, and arson investigators were investigating the crime scene.

” It’s type of frightening in your very own area, you know, scary,” Pierce stated.

Investigators said an over night burglary at a neighboring Five Star Tavern, at the crossway of Rainbow Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road, might be linked to the lorry fire due to the timing and the area of the two events. Police say a vehicle seen getting away the pub matches the burnt car.

” It’s absolutely troubling. We offered city with two DVRs that have substantial protection of inside the facility along with outside the center,” 5 star Tavern owner Jim Minchey stated.

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this story when more details becomes available.

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