Body Found in Burning Car in Delmar

Aug 14, 2013

Credit Don Rush

DELMAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware fire investigators say a body was discovered in a car found burning in a Delmar cornfield.

The state fire marshal's office says a fire was reported in a cornfield about a half mile from the road on Mount Herman Circle on Tuesday evening. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio says firefighters responded to the fire and found a person dead inside the burning car.

The state fire marshal's office and state police detectives are investigating. Chionchio says the state medical examiner's office will conduct an autopsy to determine to cause and manner of death and identify the person.

Damage from the fire was estimated at $2,000.