Firefighters who extinguished a vehicle fire Sunday night in the 5600 block of Griffin Road, between Taylor and Keyes roads, discovered a body in the back seat, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
Detectives have not been able to identify the victim due to how badly burned the body was, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The Coroner’s Office will need to use different methods to make identification and determine the cause of death, the news release said.
The area is just north of California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock. The response appears to have occurred about 9 p.m.
There is no information at this time on who else might have been involved.
Investigators ask anyone with information on the case to call Detective Adam Rodriguez at 209-525-7093.
Anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Tipsters can email to www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers or text tips to 274637 by typing “Tip704” plus the message; tipsters are eligible for a cash reward.