Body Found in Burned Car at Knoxville in East Johnson County

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says a badly burned body was discovered in a vehicle at Cabin Creek Park in Knoxville at approximately 1:30am on Saturday, November 1.

After receiving the report of the vehicle on fire near the pavilion, a deputy requested the Knoxville Fire Department be paged to the scene. While fighting the fire, the firefighters pried open the trunk of the BMW vehicle and discovered what appeared to be a body inside.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police worked the scene, collecting and processing evidence. The license plate and VIN of the vehicle were destroyed in the fire, making it difficult to determine the particulars on the vehicle itself and the owner.

The body is to be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy and identification. The investigation is a combined effort of the Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police. Federal authorities have also been notified, since Cabin Creek Park is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park.

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