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Body found inside burning car in Garden Grove parking lot

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A body was found inside a burning Toyota Prius Tuesday morning, firefighters said.
(Los Angeles Times)

Police are investigating the death of a person found inside a burning car behind a bank in Garden Grove on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Authorities were alerted to a fire in the middle of a strip mall parking lot in the city’s Little Seoul district about 3:30 a.m. and arrived to find a Toyota Prius engulfed in flames, said Garden Grove Fire Department Capt. Brad Spell.

The blaze took about 10 minutes to put out and when it was extinguished, crews found a “severely burned” body inside, Spell said.

Police were called to the scene and were able to identify the body, Spell said. The person’s identity has not been released.

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An investigation into the fire and cause of death is ongoing.

joseph.serna@latimes.com

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