Gruesome Discovery In Dallas Car Fire

Firefighters put out a car fire then called police

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    Dallas Fire-Rescue made a gruesome discovery Sunday afternoon after they responded to a vehicle on fire in Oak Cliff.

    The fire in a wooded area at Glen Oaks Boulevard and Town Creek Drive was reported just before 5 p.m., according to Dallas Police Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse.

    Bodies Found in Burned Car

    [DFW] Bodies Found in Burned Car
    Dallas Fire-Rescue put out a car fire then homicide detectives moved in to investigate two bodies found inside a 2006 Crown Victoria in Oak Cliff. (Published Sunday, Dec 18, 2011)

    Janse said after firefighters extinguished the fire they discovered two adult bodies inside the 2006 Crown Victoria.

    Because of the damage from the fire, police said the age, race or gender of the bodies could not be determined at the scene. 

    Due to the severity of the burns, Janse said Monday that it would likely take an examination of dental records to verify the identities of the victims. That identification may take several more days.

    Dallas police homicide detectives have not revealed a motive in the case.  They did say Tuesday that the case is not related in any way to the case of Elizabeth Lightfoot, whose body was found in a burned car  on Nov. 4.

    NBC 5''s Ray Villeda contributed to this report.