Body found in burnt vehicle near Toledo Bend Dam

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a burnt vehicle.

According to a news release from Sheriff Eddie Shannon, deputies were notified about the discovery of the body shortly after 12 a.m. Friday. The Toledo Bend Fire Department found the victim after it responded to a car fire close to the Toledo Bend Dam.

As of 9 a.m. deputies have not yet identified the victim.

The State Fire Marshall, Texas Rangers and other law agencies are assisting with the investigation.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates


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