Body found in burned car

LONDON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found inside a burned-out car next to a burned duplex in southeastern Kentucky.

Police say a meter reader reported an explosion around 11:15 a.m. EST Thursday and that Laurel County sheriff's deputies responding found the residence fully engulfed in flames.

Police say the car was discovered after the house fire was extinguished, and the body was found inside the vehicle.

An autopsy was planned for Friday, but police identified the victim as 29-year-old Neil Spitzer of Corbin.

The cause of the fire and the cause of Spitzer's death remained under investigation.


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