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Investigators work to identify severely burned body

Investigators are working Wednesday to identify a body pulled from a burned truck Tuesday night in Berrien County.

That's not the only question they're trying to answer. They think the victim is a man, but they don't know how he was killed. They call the death is suspicious, and they are looking for leads.

This is the scene after a body was pulled out of a truck after it caught fire last night before eight o'clock. It happened near the intersection of Weaver and Barker Road. William Barfield and his wife were sitting on their front porch. They called 9-1-1.

"We heard a horn blowing first and it just continued to blow and blow and blow and then we saw smoke coming up over the tree tops here and started hearing small explosions," said Barfield.

He thought someone was lying on the horn after an accident of some kind.

He thinks some of the explosions could've been the tires going out, but his wife thought she heard gunshots.

Neighbors tell us remains from an building next to where the truck was also caught fire last night. As you can see those remains still smoke, smolder, and the fire even flared up again Wednesday afternoon.

GBI agents are investigating it as a suspicious death.

"It's something I would've never suspected," said neighbor Charlie Barker.

Here is where the truck was. Now all that's left are charred truck parts including wiper blades and a Ford emblem. Investigators won't confirm the make of the truck but they do say it was taken to a secured location. Curious neighbors stopped to take a look at where body was found, something they're so shocked to see for themselves.

The body is at the crime lab in Macon now, and investigators are waiting for preliminary autopsy results.


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