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Authorities Find Body Inside Burnt Vehicle

Feb 21, 2011

Saturday night, authorities found a body after extinguishing a vehicle fire in a field off of Havillah Road near Valley View Drive just outside Tonasket.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Tonasket fire and Tonasket police were called to the fire at 11:05 p.m.

He said, "Once the fire was extinguished, they discovered the remains of a body in the vehicle."

The Sheriff said the investigation is still ongoing, and deputies are trying to determine why the vehicle was in the field and what caused the fire.

He said, "We believe we know who was in the vehicle, but will not release a name at this time until an autopsy is conducted and we are able to positively identify the victim."

Rogers said, "We have contacted family members of the registered owner of the vehicle, and they are assisting in the investigation."

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