Body found in burning car in southeastern Colorado

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LA JUNTA, Colo. — Authorities say a body has been found in a burning car outside La Junta in southeastern Colorado.

KOAA-TV reports firefighters discovered the body Thursday after they extinguished the car fire in a Comanche National Grasslands picnic area. The site is 18 miles southeast of La Junta and 175 miles south of Denver.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The Otero County Sheriff’s Department is investigating, assisted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

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