Investigation underway after body found in burning vehicle in La Marque

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor

LA MARQUE, Texas - The La Marque Police Department is investigating after a body was found inside a burning vehicle early Friday morning, police said.

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire at 6:45 a.m. in the 5600 block of Mitchell Lane near the Gulf Greyhound Park, police said.

Upon arrival, officers found a Ford Expedition, possibly an early 2000s model, engulfed in flames, and a body of an adult stature was discovered. Investigators said the identification numbers had been removed from the vehicle.

An investigation is underway, but officials have not ruled the incident a homicide.

KPRC2 will provide more details as the story develops.

Anyone with information is asked to call the La Marque Criminal Investigation Division at 409-938-9269 or Crime Stoppers at 409-838-8477.

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