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At least two badly burned bodies found in scorched SUV in Orange

Two bodies -- and possibly a third -- were found Monday afternoon in a burning SUV in a residential neighborhood in Orange, police said.

Firefighters received a report of a vehicle fire in the 500 block of East Oakmont Avenue at 2:18 p.m., Orange police Lt. Fred Lopez said. As firefighters doused the flames, they found two bodies, and possibly a third, inside the black SUV, he said.

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Because the bodies were so badly burned, it is unclear whether there was a third victim, he said.

Lopez said the discovery was “disturbing.”

Investigators don’t know how the fire started, but they plan to go door-to-door and interview residents in the neighborhood, he said. Police will also look for any surveillance video footage in the area.

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Authorities are looking to identify the victims and determine who owned the vehicle.

“We’ll start by putting the pieces of the puzzle together,” Lopez said.

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