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Autopsy scheduled for Friday on Lordstown burned body

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio - An autopsy is expected to be conducted on Friday on the badly burned body discovered in Lordstown.

A passerby called 911 after noticing a vehicle engulfed in flames, in a desolate area on Industrial Trace Road, near a cell phone tower on Tuesday afternoon.

When the fire was extinguished authorities discovered a body inside.

The victim was so badly burned police could not determine if it was a man or a woman.

"We don't even know the cause of death yet. We don't know whether the person died from the fire, or if the person was dead before the car caught fire. We don't know that yet. So we're hoping to fill in some of those blanks after the autopsy," Lordstown Police Chief Brent Milhoan says.

Police tell 21 WFMJ, they do know who owns the vehicle, and say it was not reported stolen.

Lordstown has not had a homicide case since the late 1970's according to the chief.

If anyone has any information on this most recent case, they should immediately call Lordstown Police. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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