Body found in burning car at a picnic area in Timpas


FILE – Police officers at a crime scene. (NEXSTAR)

TIMPAS, Colo. — Deputies from the Otero County Sheriff’s Office confirm a body has been found in a burning car north of Timpas in southeastern Colorado Thursday.

Rocky Ford Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. T

Deputies discovered the car on fire at the Timpas picnic area. The site is 18 miles southeast of La Junta and 175 miles south of Denver.

The name of the victim has not been released. The cause of the death is still under investigation. Authorities said there were no missing person reports.

The Otero County Sheriff’s Department is investigating, assisted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

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