Body found in burning truck investigated as suspicious

Body found in burning truck investigated as suspicious
Published: Dec. 18, 2014 at 9:49 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A body found in a burning truck north of Millington has yet to be identified. The death is being investigated as suspicious.

It wasn't until deputies arrived on the scene of the burning truck that the body was discovered inside. The truck was found about 40 feet from the roadway.

"The body was positioned on the passenger side, leaning toward the driver's side," said Shelby County Sheriff Office Spokesman Chip Washington.

Investigators say the preliminary investigation reveals the body is that of an adult male. They do not believe the fire was caused by the crash.

"The vehicle is burned pretty good. There is not a whole lot you can see," Washington said. "We are going to do our due diligence, do a full investigation, and figure out what happened."

Investigators hope a medical examination of the body will answer some questions.

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