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Body of woman found in burned-out car

WARREN TOWNSHIP – Police are trying to determine the identity of a badly burned body found Feb. 2 after firefighters put out a car fire in Warren Township.

About 9:50 p.m. Feb. 2, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an address in the 36500 block of North Route 41, Warren Township, for a report of a vehicle on fire, according to a news release.

Gurnee firefighters arrived and extinguished the fire.

After the fire was put out, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies observed a badly burned body inside the vehicle. Notification was made to the Lake County Coroner’s Office and coroner’s staff responded to the scene.

An inspection of the vehicle revealed it had been previously driven by a woman reported as missing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Identification of the body located inside the car has not yet been confirmed, police said.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Coroner’s Office, and Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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