Body found in burning vehicle

Staff Report

EAST BEND — The East Bend Fire Department was dispatched Monday at 1:56 p.m. to Aquilla Creek Road where a car was on fire. A body was discovered in the vehicle after the fire was extinguished, said Yadkin County Emergency Services Director Keith Vestal.

Vestal said that law enforcement and the Yadkin County Fire Marshal were called immediately to the scene following discovery of the remains.

Sheriff Ricky Oliver confirmed that an unidentified body was discovered in a single vehicle-involved fire.

“It’s under investigation,” Oliver stated. “It’s too early to speculate what the situation was.”

Oliver said additional information was not likely to be released on the case until an autopsy and identification of the body was completed.

Staff Report

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