Body found in car west of Healdsburg

July 14, 2010 4:33:57 PM PDT
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the discovery of a body in a car found burning in a private driveway in Healdsburg early Wednesday morning.

The Healdsburg Fire Department located the vehicle in the 8700 block of Mill Creek Road at about 4:15 a.m., Lt. Steve Brown said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and contacted the California Highway Patrol believing there had been a car accident, Brown said.

The CHP called the sheriff's office after a body was discovered inside the car, Brown said.

Sheriff's Capt. Matt McCaffrey said this afternoon it doesn't appear there was a crash.

"We're not sure if it was a suicide, homicide or accidental death. There was no obvious cause of death. Nothing points in one direction or another," McCaffrey said.


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