BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police tell News 4 they’re investigating what appears to be human remains found inside a burned-out car.
The car was found behind the Black Rock Mini Storage in the 100 block of Tonawanda Street just before 6 p.m. Monday.
It appeared to have been burning for a long time, and had extinguished itself, according to Buffalo police.
The Buffalo police homicide team was investigating earlier on Monday but they’re not yet saying anything about the identity of the remains found.
The fire, which police say burned extremely hot, and for a long time, probably began around 3 a.m. on Monday morning.
Ultimately, police believe it extinguished itself after badly damaging the vehicle to point of making it nearly unidentifiable.
Anyone who saw smoke or fire in that area, or witnessed anything worth reporting to police, can call homicide detectives at (716) 851-4466.
This incident is located about a mile from where a 3-year-old boy was found on a Potomac Avenue porch around 8 a.m. Monday.
According to the neighbor who found the toddler, she says he repeatedly referenced a burning car.
Police are not confirming whether these two incidents are connected. They are still continuing to search for the boy’s parents at this time.