Sheriff: 2 badly burned bodies found in car investigated as double homicide

The Franklin County Sheriff's office is investigating the deaths of two people found badly burned in a car as a double homicide.

The Tri-City Herald reports ( ) that the bodies were found Thursday night in car that was hidden in a ravine about a mile off the road.

Sheriff Jim Raymond says investigators have tentatively identified the victims. They say it was an adult and a child.

A volunteer firefighter spotted smoke coming from the ravine about 5:45 p.m. and went to investigate. The firefighter found a car engulfed in flames.

The bodies were discovered after the fire was put out. Autopsies are being scheduled.

Raymond says they've identified a person or persons of interest in the case.


Information from: Tri-City Herald,