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Disturbing Discovery Made After Car Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

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By Steve Beck, Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A car fire led to a gruesome discovery in Southwest Philadelphia early Monday morning.

The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Paschall Street in the city’s Kingsessing section.

According to investigators, firefighters were initially called to the scene for the report of a car fire. However, after firefighters extinguished the fire, police found the burned body of a male inside the vehicle.

The identity of the victim was not immediately known.

The disturbing discovery remains under investigation.