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Body Found In Burning Car In Skokie

(CBS) --  A body was found in a burning car Saturday evening in north suburban Skokie.

Someone called 911 to report a car fire at 5:24 p.m. in the 9100 block of Lawler Avenue, according to Skokie police.

Officers discovered a car engulfed in flames and firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze, police said.

A person in the driver's seat was dead at the scene, police said. Their name, age and gender have not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Skokie police at (847) 982-5900 or the crime tip hotline at (847) 933-8477.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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