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Deceased person found at scene of car fire near La Junta

Burlington police and fire officials are investigating what they call a "suspicious fire" at a home. (MGN Image)
Burlington police and fire officials are investigating what they call a "suspicious fire" at a home. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Sep. 19, 2019 at 1:33 PM MDT
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An investigation is underway after a person was found dead at the scene of a car fire southwest of La Junta Thursday.

The Otero County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a reported fire near the Timpas picnic area, and when getting there discovered it was a car on fire. After extinguishing the blaze, a person was found inside the charred vehicle.

The death is now under investigation.

Timpas is off of Highway 350 about 17 miles from La Junta.

This is a developing story and we will update as we learn more.

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