Lafayette authorities are investigating a possible homicide after finding a body in the trunk of a burning car in a rural part of the parish, The Associated Press reported Monday.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Craig Stansbury said officers went to the 100 block of Felix Road shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday in response to a vehicle fire.

Stansbury says deputies and fire officials discovered the body when they open the trunk.

He says the incident is being investigated as a homicide, and the victim has not yet been positively identified.