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UPDATE: Dead body found inside burning car

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) -- At 2:30 am Thursday, Wisconsin Rapids's fire and police departments responded to a smoke alarm.

When they arrived, they saw a vehicle had crashed into the back of Woodland Church, located in the 1100 block of E. Riverview Expressway.

The fire department says the vehicle was in flames when they got there.

Fire crews say once the fire was extinguished, they found a dead body inside the vehicle.

Police say they don't have the identity of the person. They're also unsure if the victim is male or female.

"At the building, they located a vehicle that struck the building and was fully engulfed in flames," Police Lt. Brian Krzykowski said. "Once they got the fire extinguished, they were able to determine there was a single person in the vehicle. The person was deceased."

Police say the matter is under investigation.

They say they don't have any witnesses.

If you have any information, police ask that you call the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department.


Police say an autopsy was conducted on the body. At this time, they don't know the identity of the person.

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