Man Found Dead in Burning Car Near Philly International Airport

Police are investigating a possible murder mystery near Philadelphia International Airport after the body of a man was found inside a burning car Wednesday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the intersection of Hog Island and Fort Mifflin Road in Southwest Philadelphia around 3:30 p.m. for a report of a car fire. When they arrived they found a fully-engulfed Honda Accord. After they extinguished the flames, they discovered the body of an unidentified man in the driver's seat charred to the bones as well as an empty gas can in the trunk.

Police are working to identify the victim but consider his death suspicious.

"We can't tell the circumstances of the incident," said Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Walker. "There are obviously no cameras out here and we have no witnesses at this point."

The intersection where the car was found is located near active runways of Philly International. Fort Mifflin Road goes through an industrial area surrounding the airport used mostly by package delivery trucks and area workers.

The car was removed from the scene around 9 p.m. Investigators say the tags on the vehicle are connected to an address in South Philadelphia but so far that's the only clue they have.

If you have any information on the incident, please call Philadelphia Police.

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