A man found dead in a burned car in Irvine last week may have committed suicide, police said.
The coroner is conducting toxicology tests and attempting to determine the cause of death. The process could take several weeks, said Lt. Julia Engen, spokeswoman for the Irvine Police Department.
"We're investigating the possibility of a suicide," she said, adding that police don't suspect foul play.
A jogger found the body of the man about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday near Michelson Drive and Harvard Avenue when he saw a car partially submerged in the San Diego Creek, according to police. The car did not appear to be involved in a collision.
A small access road named Riparian View that's used for the Michelson Water Reclamation Plant and nearby wildlife sanctuary is the only way to reach the portion of the San Diego Creek where the jogger found the car.