Clay Sheriff's Office Investigating Body in Burned Car | News
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body that has been found inside a burned car.
The car was found still on fire at 11:30 Friday morning by the Florida Division of Forestry and Clay County Fire Rescue personnel, according to a news release from Clay County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Mary Justino.
They had been alerted to a small woods fire in the 3400 block of State Road 21 south of Middleburg.
When rescue workers entered the wooded area, they found the car burning.
Once the fire was out, they discovered a body was inside the car, Justino said. Detectives with the Clay County Sheriff's Office are now handling the death investigation.
Justino said they are not able to divulge if the victim is a male or female, the exact type of car or where the body was found inside the vehicle.
State Road 21 (Blanding Boulevard) is open.