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Body found in burned car

FRANKLIN COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Deputies are investigating after a body was found Saturday morning in the trunk of a burned vehicle.

Sheriff Paul Fletcher says the 2009 Toyota Corolla was discovered around 6:15 a.m. on SW 3170, just north of Winnsboro.

The body, which authorities believe to be a man's, was in the trunk and burned beyond recognition.

Fletcher believes the fire was intentionally set.

The car was not on fire when it was found Saturday morning. Because of rain the night before,
it's not clear how long the car may have been there.

The Texas Rangers, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, DPS, and State Fire Marshal are all working the case.

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