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No foul play involved in ‘suspicious’ deadly car fire

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City Police say they found a body inside a burned out car.

It happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday near Southwest 119th and Western.

Homicide and arson investigators say the fire is suspicious because the body was found in the backseat of the SUV.

"I don't know what to say, it just makes you feel awful," said resident Jan Pilgrim.

This woman was walking her dog when she saw a SUV on fire.

"I looked over and I could see the flames and also at the same time the horn went off, so I called 911 then," said Pilgrim.

Police say there is no foul play involved.

Residents are left wondering why this incident occurred.

"I can't imagine, I can't even imagine what has happened. We'll learn later, I'm sure, but it's real sad," said Rogers.

Neighbors said waking up to tons of police activity in their cul-de-sac is not common.

"It's just not a place where anything like this happens," said Rogers.

"We do old-fashioned things like sit out on the porch type thing, we see people out a lot walking their dogs, we have a nice walking track out here," said Pilgrim.

Since this is not considered a homicide, arson detectives are taking over the investigation.


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