Johnson County
Sheriff's Office
Clarksville, Arkansas
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Body Found In Burned Car At Cabin Creek Park

A badly burned body was discovered in a vehicle at Cabin Creek Park in Knoxville at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 1.

A deputy received a report of a vehicle on fire near the pavilion and requested that the Knoxville Fire Department be paged to the scene.

While fighting the fire, the firefighters pried open the trunk of the vehicle, a BMW, and discovered what appeared to be a body inside.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office and Arkansas State Police worked the scene, collecting and processing evidence.

The license plate and VIN of the vehicle were destroyed in the fire, making it difficult to determine the particulars on the vehicle itself and the owner.

The body was removed from the scene and will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy and identification.

The investigation is a combined effort of the Sheriff's Office and the Arkansas State Police. 

Federal authorities have been notified since Cabin Creek Park is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park.

More information will be released as it becomes available.