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Body found after vehicle fire extinguished in Salt Lake

Honolulu police and ATF agents are investigating the death of a person whose body was found inside a van that burned in Salt Lake Saturday morning.

Honolulu Fire Department officials said they received a 911 call at 3:22 a.m. reporting a vehicle fire at Malaai and Lawehana streets.

The first unit arrived at the scene at 3:29 a.m. to find a single vehicle engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the blaze at 3:45 a.m.

“During a search of the vehicle, one occupant was found DOA, dead on arrival, in the driver seat,” an HFD news release said.

Honolulu police said this morning that they have yet to determine the identify or gender of the person.

Police said they and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials are investigating the death. An autopsy has been scheduled for late Saturday, according to HPD.

The vehicle was a large panel van, police said.

HFD is investigating the cause of the fire.

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