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Firefighters apparently did not realize the smoldering truck they extinguished at about 4 a.m. Tuesday also contained a deceased occupant.
Police are now conducting a suspicious death investigation after officers were called back to the scene when a body was discovered shortly before 10:30 a.m. in the Sears Auto Care Center parking lot in the 5200 block of West Mercury Boulevard.
“At the time (of the fire), weather conditions were pretty poor,” Hampton Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Price said. “The deceased person was not discovered at that time.”
Several inches of rain fell throughout Monday and overnight into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, in Wakefield.
“They responded to a vehicle fire on Mercury Boulevard and it’s being investigated as we speak,” Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Jeff Pereira said. “That’s all I can tell you now.”
The body — which was still inside the 2006 Dodge Dakota when media arrived Tuesday morning — will be transported to the Norfolk Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Police could not determine the identity of the victim because of the condition of the body, which was burned, Hampton Police Division spokeswoman Cpl. Mary Shackelford said.
Police are still determining the identity and whereabouts of the vehicle’s owner.
Investigators are still determining whether the incident is a criminal matter, Price said. The deceased person’s identity will be made public if police determine the incident was criminal in nature.
Tuesday’s incident was the second within a week on the Peninsula in which a body was found inside a burning vehicle.
On Friday, Newport News police found the body of 28-year-old Portsmouth resident Jermaine Custis in the trunk of a car found near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and 12th Street. Firefighters initially responded to the scene after receiving a report of a vehicle on fire, though it was put out by an employee of a nearby lumber business before officials arrived.
Newport News officials found Custis’ body after checking the car. They said the body did not appear burned, with fire damage confined to the car.
While Hampton police are talking to officials with neighboring law enforcement agencies about the case, Shackelford said Tuesday it would be premature to make any connection between the two incidents.
Staff writer Andrea Castillo contributed to this story. Brauchle can be reached by phone at 757-247-2827.
June 10, 2014
April 2, 2013
Caldor – Asset Protection – Numerical Analysis
This vid is like Jerkface Audit Man vs. Man Who Knows Way Too Much Info Audit Man.
ooo, but there’s bloopers.
This Ames one from 1996 is also pretty enjoyable. It’s drowning in middle school nostalgia:
En employee trying to steal Cover Girl makeup…
Caboodles in the security mirror reflection!
…and a backpack purse!
Police in Hampton, Virginia, spent hours investigating an early-morning report of a robbery at a local Waffle House, sending out officers to do a door-to-door neighborhood canvas, sweeping the scene for evidence, and even bringing in the K-9 unit to help track down suspects.
But it was all just a joke.
Of course, everybody is like “…she’s 20?”
March 26, 2013
Here’s a delightful 1970s news story on Bloomies being the hottest pick-up spot in town. At all hours you could catch young people cruising — in the sports section, mens department, and at the cheese counter over a wedge of brie. Once matches were made, the hipster couples of the UES would sport Famous Amos T-shirts to shop for chrome and glass furniture. So hot.
March 18, 2013
March 7, 2013
I <3 this cheesy commercial so much.
December 14, 2012
So, earlier this week there was an adorable little monkey wearing a coat running around an Ikea in Toronto. Unfortunately, since its kind is illegal in Toronto, he is now sitting in an animal sanctuary, away from his mommy.
This widdle monkey has sparked a lot of artistic renditions all over the internet this week:
One girl on tumblr has an tattoo of the monkey.
Here is my contribution to the Ikea Monkey art:
//edit, December 15//