Police launch criminal investigation after finding man dead in car fire in Fort Pierce

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Fort Pierce Police Department car

FORT PIERCE — A man died in a car fire Saturday night on South 37th Street, according to a police news release.

Fort Pierce Police and St. Lucie Fire District officials first responded to the area around 6 p.m. Saturday for a bushfire. Officials then found a vehicle engulfed in flames, the statement said. The man in the vehicle succumbed to his injuries.

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Police said the incident is now the subject of an active criminal investigation.

Anyone with information can remain anonymous with advice at Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-847. Tips may also be sent to Detective Evens Saintilien of the Fort Pierce Police Department by phone at 772-302-4796 or by email at [email protected]

Fort Pierce police did not immediately respond to TCPalm’s request for further details.

Sydney Czyzon is a TCPalm Projects reporter working on investigative and corporate stories. You can reach Sydney with story tips, comments or questions by emailing [email protected], reaching out on Twitter @SydneyCzyzonby contacting her on Facebook @ReporterSydney or by calling 772-469-6045.

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Car fire: Fort Pierce police find dead man, begin investigation

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