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Police: Body found in burning car outside St. Johns businesses

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Police Bureau has launched a suspicious death investigation in North Portland after firefighters responded to a car fire and found a body inside early Wednesday morning, according to the agency.

Crews from Portland Fire & Rescue responded shortly after 3 a.m. to reports of a commercial fire at 6635 North Baltimore Street in St. Johns. They arrived to find a “fully involved” vehicle fire, but the flames had not spread to the building.

After getting the fire under control, firefighters found a body inside of the vehicle, PPB said. Police detectives and PF&R investigators both responded to the scene. An investigation is ongoing.

PPB said that more information will be released once the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed an autopsy.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the PPB non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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