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Body Found Inside Burning Car In Meijer Parking Lot

August 14, 2019 - 12:07 pm

WATERFORD (WWJ) - Authorities say the victim found in a burning car parked outside of an Oakland County Meijer store is a woman who took her own life.

Police and fire crews were called to the Meijer parking lot on M-59 and Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford around 9 p.m. Tuesday after a car was reported in flames. Once the fire was extinguished, the victim was found in the back seat.

Authorities initially could not identify the victim or determine a cause of death because the body was burned beyond recognition. An autopsy on Wednesday ultimately determined the victim, a 48-year-old Pontiac woman, killed herself.

No further details were released.

If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7, for free, by calling 1-800-273-8255.