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Body found in burning car at Walmart

Sandusky Register Staff • Jan 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM

(UPDATED WITH 911 CALL) Police discovered a body inside a burning vehicle at the Walmart parking lot this morning.

Port Clinton fire and rescue and Ottawa County sheriff's deputies responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the 2800 block of East Harbor Road, where they found the car on fire.

The body was transported to the Lucas County coroner's office to be identified. The sheriff's office and the Ottawa County coroner's office are investigating the incident, according to a news release from the sheriff.

(UPDATE) Investigators from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that the car, an Audi, was registered to a Walmart employee who was scheduled to work Wednesday morning.

Deputies say no foul play is suspected in the incident.

Fire officials said when they arrived at the scene, the car was fully engulfed and it was clear the man inside the car was not alive.

Officials would not speculate about what might have caused the vehicle to catch fire.

Read more about this incident in Thursday's Register.

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