Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Gurnee firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:50 p.m. Saturday February 2, 2019 to a report of a vehicle fire in the block of 36500 North Route 41, Warren Township. Gurnee firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished the fire; but after the fire was extinguished, firefighters and Lake County sheriff’s deputies discovered a badly burned body inside the vehicle. Notification was made to the Lake County Coroner’s Office and coroner’s staff responded to the scene.
An inspection of the vehicle revealed it had been previously driven by a woman reported as missing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Identification of the body located inside the car has not yet been confirmed.
The investigation into the vehicle fire incident remains ongoing by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Coroner’s Office, and Office of the State Fire Marshal.
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