CPD investigates body pulled from burning car on Harbison Drive

A still from the Facebook Live video where Reporter Ashley Lewis is on the scene at Head Street in Columbus.


07/10/17 8:30 a.m. — The Muscogee County Coroner is on the scene where a man was found dead inside a burning vehicle trunk early Monday morning.

Coroner Buddy Bryan tells News 3 details on the victim’s identity cannot be released at this time. He does confirm the man’s body will be taken for a full examination to determine if he was alive or dead when the vehicle was set on fire.

Bryan says if smoke is found in the victim’s lungs, it could change the way the case will be investigated.

07/10/17 7:00 a.m. — A representative with Columbus Fire and EMS confirms a body was pulled from a burning car trunk early Monday morning.

The victim was found on Harbison Drive across from the intersection of  Head Street and Brooks Road shortly after 6 a.m.

WRBL News 3 is working to confirm additional details.


COLUMBUS, Ga. — A WRBL News 3 reporter is on the scene where Columbus police are blocking a section of Head Street, off Cusseta Road, Monday morning.

The reporter says there have been at least seven squad cars coming and going from the scene near the intersection of Head Street and Brook Road. All traffic between Brook Road and Calvin Avenue is being blocked.

WRBL is working to confirm or correct reports that a victim was found dead inside a car on fire in the area. Police on scene have yet to answer reporter questions.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL News 3 for updates.

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