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Reflector: Body found in burned vehicle

Shawn Foucher • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

A charred body was found after firefighters snuffed a vehicle fire on Jacobs Road at about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the Norwalk Reflector.

Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick and a detective at the crime scene would not confirm these reports for the Sandusky Register.

Huron County coroner Jeff Harwood told the Reflector a body was found in the vehicle, and Sheriff Dane Howard told the Reflector it’s still early in the investigation, but “the circumstances seem extremely suspicious in nature.”

A Huron County emergency call log indicates 911 dispatchers received a call at 9:07 p.m. about a “fire explosion” in the 1500 block of Jacobs Road.

When reached by the Register Thursday night, Patrick would only say emergency crews responded to a vehicle fire. 

At the crime scene, a Huron County detective declined to comment and directed any inquiries to Howard. Multiple phone calls to Howard's cell phone went unanswered, and Howard did not return a message left on his cell phone.

A dispatcher at the Huron County Sheriff's Office said any requests for information should be directed to Patrick. The dispatacher then forwarded the call to Patrick's voice mail.

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