15 Jan 2010

Body found in burnt-out car

4:34 pm on 15 January 2010

Invercargill police say no foul play was involved in the death of a person whose remains were discovered in a burnt-out car at Oreti Beach on Friday.

Fire crews realised after they had extinguished the fire that the remains of a person were in the vehicle.

Inspector Olaf Jensen says the Fire Service is working to establish what caused the fire.

The death has been referred to the coroner, and a post-mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death.