Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man whose body was found in the backseat of a burning car Friday evening.

Fire crews found the body while responding to a burning car on the 100 block of Bryce Street in Lafayette around 8 p.m., Lafayette Police Department Spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.

Investigators have yet to identify the man and are awaiting the results of an autopsy.