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Body found in burning vehicle near 215 Freeway in Riverside County

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a body was found in a burning car late Sunday.

County firefighters were dispatched to Van Buren Boulevard off the 215 Freeway near Moreno Valley about 11:30 p.m. for reports of a vehicle fire, records show.

Firefighters found the body inside and called Riverside County sheriff’s deputies.

Authorities said an “active death investigation” was underway but provided no further details.

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The identity of the body, its gender and the cause of death were not immediately available.

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