A man was found dead in the backseat of a burning BMW in the Bronx Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The body was found around 6:15 a.m. after firefighters extinguished a blaze that consumed the car and began spreading to a detached garage on Cruger Avenue in Allterton, police and fire officials said.
Investigators are trying to determine if the man, who has not yet been identified, died in the flames or was killed and put in the car before the fire was set.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said.
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