The body of a teenager who was tied up and shot in the head was found in a burning car, police revealed.
The remains were discovered in the trunk of a burned-out vehicle in Fox Chase, Philadelphia, on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Fire Department first responded to 911 calls from a car fire in the 8500 block of Verree Rd as emergency services worked to put out the blaze.
As the fire was being put out, firefighters discovered a body in the rear of the trunk.
After police were called to the scene to investigate, the body was determined to belong to a man in his late teens to early 20s.
According to a Philadelphia police report, the body was bound hand and leg and had suffered a shot in the head.
A forensic team believes the man was shot just before the vehicle was set on fire.
Police said the vehicle was registered to a Philadelphia address, but they were unable to contact the owner.
Authorities confirmed they have opened a murder investigation and are looking for suspects.
Anyone with information was urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department on their website or through their tip hotline.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5692421/body-teen-discovered-shot-tied-up-burning-car/ Mystery found around teenage boy’s body, shot and tied up in the trunk of a burning car