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Human Remains Discovered in Burning Vehicle in Hope Cemetery

For Immediate Release: 12/12/2017 2:48 pm

Worcester, MA (December 12, 2017) - On Tuesday December 12, 2017 at approximately 8:30 AM, Worcester Police were dispatched with the Worcester Fire Department for a report of a motor vehicle on fire in Hope Cemetery. Officers located a sedan in the rear of the cemetery engulfed in flames.

After the Worcester Fire Department extinguished the fire, officers discovered human remains inside the vehicle. Members of the Crime Scene Unit and Detective Bureau were immediately called to the scene. Detectives are currently working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. The deceased has not been identified at this time.

This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident, please send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

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