Police in Kansas City say the death of a person whose body was found inside a burned car last week has been ruled a homicide.

Kansas City police said Monday in a news release that officials are still working to identify the person whose body was found Friday afternoon at East 10th Street and Winner Road.

Firefighters who responded to the fire around 6 a.m. Friday called police hours later after the body was found. The death was initially characterized as suspicious. Investigators believe the body was in the car during the fire.

Police have not announced any suspects or arrests in the case.

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