Three bodies found in burned out car in Bangor

5:34 PM, Aug 14, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor police say three bodies have been found in a burned out car in an industrial park. Radio announcer Kat Walls, who was on her way to work, says she called 911 reported a car fire at Target Industrial Park early Monday morning.

Police say they received the call just after 3:30 a.m. When emergency crews arrived at the parking lot of Automatic Distributors, they found three bodies inside the car.  The State Fire Marshal's office is helping the Bangor police investigate.

The state's deputy chief medical examiner also is on the scene and police are checking surveillance video from Automatic Distributors as well as from Stratham Tire, across the street.  Stratham Tire manager Jeff Gordon says the video shows two cars pull into the lot just before the fire.

Shortly after 1 p.m., police said the bodies had been removed from the car, which has Rhode Island plates.  The bodies have been taken to the State Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy.  Police said that would likely happen either Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.

Investigators also are inspecting the vehicle.

Sgt. Paul Edwards says the deaths are considered suspicious and police are hoping to talk to witnesses. Anyone who was in the area of outer Hammond Street near this location around 3:30 this morning and saw anyone or anything that could assist them in this case is asked to call at 947-7382. Anonymous tips will also be accepted.  Press 6 to leave a message on the Tip Line.

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