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Burning Body Found In Car Tuesday Morning In Clay County

St. Johns River Water Management District

Clay County police are asking for help in their investigation of a body found in a burning car Tuesday morning in Middleburg.

In a written statement, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office says the body was discovered around 8:15 a.m. on a one-lane dirt road in Jennings State Forest.

By the time first responders arrived, the damage was so bad that the car’s make and model could not be identified, and neither could the victim's gender. The remains are being sent to the medical examiner’s office in Jacksonville.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit.

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP