Reflector: Body found in burned vehicle

Huron County Sheriff's Office silent on investigation
Shawn Foucher
Feb 28, 2014

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.

Comments

Fibber Mcgee

The NR getting mentioned as a source for the SR. wow!!!

lugnut2511

Mcgee, considering they're owned by the same why wouldnt they share their stories?

Gardenman

Such violence directed toward another. Just wonder the kind of person who has this much hatred toward another to do this. Yet each day brings yet another example of this kind of violence.

JMOP

I'm not sure, but it could've been a suicide, or even a freak accident. In any case, this is very tragic, my condolences to the family.

usmc21

If you take a good look at the pictures this car "Blew Up"! and did not just catch on fire.

JMOP

I can't tell by looking at the pictures. It did state there was an explosion fire. Could the fire reaching the gas tank cause the explosion?

ladydye_5

If the gas tank exploded the rear of the car would be a mess, the rear of this car is in pretty good shape. I am not sure what would have been the explosion. The hood being up was probably the fire department trying to get to the engine to put the fire out. The sounds heard might have been the tires, they are usually the first thing to "pop" when they get hot. This looks like mostly an engine fire, that started to spread to the rest of the car.

JMOP

Good observation Lady.

I'm also wondering though, maybe the front has more damage from the fire because of air flow. Not just the wind direction, but the openess under the hood compared to the trunk.

ladydye_5

That might be, I do not know. Only know the other issues due to once having a neighbors car catch fire. The tires "popping" does sound like explosions. And only for common sense you would think if the gas tank in the rear of 99% of cars exploded the rear of the car would have more damage.

Carlos Danger

8 sentences in the article, and 5 of them are the Register whining about the Sheriff's office not returning phone calls or providing more information.  A simple statement like "no further information was provided" would have been more than sufficient.  Is it any wonder why law enforcement in this area cooperate more with other newspapers.

lugnut2511

Wah wah wah wah, you people are pretty sad. All you wish to do is bash the paper. How about having a little thing called compassion for the family. I hope whatever the case is, this person didnt suffer. If there was anyone involved I hope this matter is taken care of right away as well. My condolences goes out to the family and to their friends that are going to miss them. All the people bashing the paper, maybe you should get a job as a reporter and see if you can do it with the pay they get or the nasty comments they deal with daily, because the general public just wants to nit pick.

BabyMomma

Entitlement

CONCERNED MOM

Really starting to wonder with all these vehicle fires in the news lately, if it has anything to do with those boxes the insurance companies want to put under hood to track your driving, to save people money, prayers to victims family and friends.

CONCERNED MOM

Really starting to wonder with all these vehicle fires in the news lately, if it has anything to do with those boxes the insurance companies want to put under hood to track your driving, to save people money, prayers to victims family and friends.

CONCERNED MOM

Sorry for the duplicate comment dang phone