A body was discovered inside a burning car early Friday morning in Anaheim, and authorities are investigating the case as a homicide, police said.
Shortly after 3 a.m., Anaheim police started receiving phone calls reporting a series of explosions in the 100 block of South Westchester Drive, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. Callers also reported that a car was on fire.
Dunn said the first police officer on the scene witnessed one of the explosions and saw glass from the white compact vehicle shatter across the roadway. Anaheim firefighters extinguished the car fire and then saw that a body was inside, Dunn said. Homicide and arson investigators then arrived.
As of 5:30 a.m. Friday, Dunn said, the road remained closed to traffic and that workers were attempting to remove the body from the car, believed to be a Kia, using Fire Department tools.