By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A homicide investigation is underway after a gruesome discovery in Philadelphia’s Fox Chase neighborhood. A body was found in the trunk of a burning car.

Fire crews responded to the scene just off Verree Road near Pennypack Creek around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Body Found Tied Up, Shot Inside Trunk Of Burning Car In Philadelphia's Fox Chase Section

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Once the fire was extinguished, officials found the victim tied up in the trunk of the car with a gunshot wound to his head.

“So this is clearly an intentional act,” Inspector D F Pace said. “The victim was likely brought here to this location from some other location, found, kidnapped, and then likely shot on location here just before the vehicle was doused with gasoline and set ablaze.”

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The victim has not yet been identified.

Police are still searching for the suspect and a motive.

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