Cops: Body found in burning car in Medford

Homicide detectives at the scene of a car Homicide detectives at the scene of a car fire in the rear of 2265 Route 112, where a body was found in a vehicle after firefighters extinquished a blaze inside the SUV. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire. (July 8, 2012) Photo Credit: James Carbone

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Suffolk homicide investigators Sunday were investigating the death of a man whose remains were found in a burned-out SUV behind Medford stores.

Suffolk police were called to the scene, a parking lot behind the stores at 2265 Route 112 after a 911 caller reported the vehicle on fire at 3:28 p.m.

"It is still an active investigation," a police spokeswoman said. The small blaze in the silver SUV was quickly put out by firefighters.

Ekram Demiroz, a pizza maker at nearby Tony's Pizza, was returning from a gas station when he spotted the fire.

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"I saw the flame and smoke," he said. "A woman was standing in the parking lot, screaming."

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy.

With Ankita Rao

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