Homicide unit investigating 'suspicious' death following vehicle fire in Burlington
Halton Regional police are investigating a death which they have described as "suspicious" in Burlington's east end. (Halton Regional Police Service)
Published Sunday, November 27, 2022 12:12PM EST
Police in Burlington say the homicide unit is investigating after a body was discovered inside a vehicle following a fire early Sunday morning.
Emergency crews responded to the blaze near Dundas Street and Tremaine Road in the city’s east end at approximately 3:30 a.m., according to Halton police.
Once the fire was extinguished, police said, the body of a deceased person was discovered inside the vehicle.
Police said the circumstances surrounding the incident are “suspicious” and the homicide unit has since taken carriage of the investigation.
At this time, the deceased person has not been identified and the vehicle will be sent for further forensic investigation, police said.
Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the fire or travelled near Dundas Street between Bronte Road and Appleby Line.
As well, police are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the area on Nov. 27 between 2 and 4 a.m. to contact the homicide tip line at 905-825-4776.
Anonymous tips can also be made through Crime Stoppers.