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Body found in burned vehicle

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Department is investigating remains found inside a vehicle after it was reported to be on fire Monday afternoon.

Alcorn 911 received a report of a fully involved vehicle fire on County Road 550 near County Road 518 around 3:30 p.m. The area is south of Kossuth and near the Prentiss County line.

Sheriff Ben Caldwell said firefighters found the remains inside the vehicle.

"We're looking at it trying to determine what took place," he said.

It was not known if the subject was male or female.

The vehicle was a car.

Details were few at 5 p.m. as officials began to try to piece together what led to the fire and death.

"We're looking at all options," said Caldwell.

Southwest and Pisgah fire departments responded to the fire call.