A body was found inside a burning vehicle early Sunday in New Orleans East, police and fire officials said.
The New Orleans Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire near Flite Court and Airway Street around 4:15 a.m. The interior of the vehicle, parked on the side of the road, was fully engulfed, NOFD said in a news release.
After extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered a body in the front passenger seat.
No other victims were found inside the vehicle. The cause of the fire was found to be arson, NOFD said.
The incident is being investigated by the New Orleans Police Department.