Person's body found in burned car in Laurel

The body was found in a car near Route 197. Photo: ABC7

(WJLA) - A person's body was found inside a burned-out car in Laurel Wednesday afternoon, officials say.

Firefighters made the discovery after putting out a car fire near the intersection of Route 197 and Brock Bridge Road in Laurel, Prince George's County Fire spokesman Mark Brady said in a tweet.

Investigators are trying to determine if the person's death was accidental or on purpose.