WESTON (CBSMiami) – Broward Sheriffs Office homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help after unrecognizable, charred human remains are found inside a burning car in a remote area of Weston.
“If anyone has any information or any details, as small as they might be, it might be of some help to our detectives so please come forward,” said BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion.
Concepcion told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that the discovery was made by a BSO fire rescue unit from Weston around 9:30 Monday morning.
“They were driving down U.S. 27 when they saw a plume of smoke,” said Concepcion. “They drove around the area to find a point of origin. That’s how they ended up down a remote road in Weston.”
The fire rescue unit came across the car in a wooded area just south of S.W. 26th Street and about a mile east of U.S. 27.
“They quickly extinguished the fire and decided to open the trunk just to totally search the vehicle. At that point they found human remains inside the trunk. The remains are completely charred and unrecognizable,” said Concepcion.
“We can’t tell if it is male or female or anything else about the remains at this point,” she said.
The gutted shell of the car with the body inside its trunk was removed from the crime scene on a flatbed truck and taken
to the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office.
“The Medical Examiner’s will take custody of the remains and will try to identify this person,” said Concepcion.
She said so far investigators had no witnesses.
“This is a very remote area of Broward County and the only access to this area is from U.S. 27,” she said. “There are no businesses down this road, not much more than two antennas.”
“There is no reason for any to travel down this road,” she said. “Evidently the person who did this crime was trying to hide this crime.”
The BSO asked if anyone has any information about the burning car, or the body inside, to call Crime Stoppers of Broward County at 954-493-TIPS (8477).