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Man Found Dead In Burning Vehicle Outside Of Lenox Township Meijer Store

LENOX TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CBS Detroit) -- The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found dead inside a burning vehicle following an explosion Friday in Lenox Township.

Authorities say that at about 2:15 p.m on Nov. 19, deputies and the Lenox Township Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire at the Meijer store on 26 Mile Road. After the fire was extinguished, the body of a White man was found "within the passenger compartment" of a white four-door Subaru Impreza, according to a press release.

Authorities are working to identify the victim.

Investigators reviewing surveillance video in the area determined the vehicle entered the parking at about 1:45 p.m. that day, deputies say. An explosion happened at about 2:15 p.m., causing the vehicle to become engulfed in flames.

Authorities say no one was seen leaving the vehicle or approaching it between the time the car was parked and when it caught on fire.

Arson investigators have ruled out foul play and are looking into the cause of the fire.

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