Human remains discovered at scene of Bowie vehicle fire

First responders on the scene of a fire in Bowie, Maryland, early Saturday found the charred remains of a body, prompting a police investigation.

Prince George’s County fire officials were dispatched to a wooded area on Mill Branch Road, just east of U.S. 301, around 6 a.m. for reports of a vehicle fire.

When they arrived, firefighters extinguished a small brush fire and discovered burnt human remains, according to Prince George’s County police.

As of 10:15 a.m., Mill Branch Road both ways east of U.S. 301 and Mill Branch Place remained closed. Police were on scene investigating.

Below is a map of the area.

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Human remains discovered at scene of Bowie vehicle fire

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