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Cops: Body found in burned out car fire in backyard of Freeport home

After extinguishing a fire in an SUV behind

After extinguishing a fire in an SUV behind a house on East Seaman Avenue in Freeport on Friday, firefighters found a body in the vehicle. Credit: Jim Staubitser

Police are investigating a homicide after human remains were discovered when a car fire in Freeport was extinguished Friday morning, according to a Nassau County police news release.

According to Nassau County detectives, Freeport police officers responding to a car fire outside a house on East Seaman Avenue at 10:45 a.m. discovered a fully engulfed vehicle in the backyard. After the Freeport Fire Department extinguished the fire, a body of an undetermined gender was discovered in the vehicle, the release said.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County police medic.

Detectives from the Nassau homicide and arson/bomb squads and the Freeport Police Department are continuing with the investigation, Nassau police said.

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