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Body Found in Burning Car in Delmar Field

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Shown is what was left following Tuesday evening's vehicle fire in Delmar, Del. (Photo: WBOC) Shown is what was left following Tuesday evening's vehicle fire in Delmar, Del. (Photo: WBOC)

DELMAR, Del.- The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office is conducting an investigation after a body was found inside a burning automobile in Delmar early Tuesday evening.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said the blaze, reported shortly before 6 p.m., happened in the 35000 block of Mount Herman Circle near Columbia Road. Chionchio said the vehicle was found burning in a cornfield approximately a half mile from the road.

The Delmar Fire Company responded and extinguished the fire.

State fire investigators were called to the scene and are currently searching for the fire's origin and cause. 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy Wednesday to determine the nature of death and positive identification of the victim.

Chionchio said fire damage was estimated at $2,000.

Delaware State Police detectives are assisting in the investigation. 

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