By Steve Beck

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating the discovery of a body that was found in the trunk of a burning car in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

The discovery was made at about 7 a.m. at Winchester Avenue and Woodward Street near Pennypack Park.

According to investigators, firefighters were called to the location for a car that was on fire.

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After putting the fire out, firefighters did a search of the car and while doing so, they found a body in the car’s trunk.

It was not immediately known if the body is a man or woman. So far, no cause of death is known.

The investigation into the discovery is ongoing.

Stay with CBSPhilly.com for more details as they become available.

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