Vehicle fire on East River Place; Body found in car

Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Justin Elmasian

Photo: JPD

UPDATE:  Jackson Police have identified the person found in a burned vehicle Tuesday.

Police said 41-year-old Justin Elmasian was the person in the vehicle.

The case is being handled as a death investigation pending the outcome of the autopsy results. 

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Jackson police officers and firefighters are on the scene of a vehicle fire where they found a deceased person inside the car.

Jackson Police said the scene is on East River Place.

Chief Lee Vance tells WJTV that fire crews came to the area around 11:30 a.m. The person was found on the passenger side of the car. Officers believe the person was the driver, police said.

Witnesses told police they heard a popping sound coming from the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

We will continue to follow this story as more details develop.

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