Sumter County deputies investigating after 2 bodies found inside burning vehicle

Sumter County deputies investigating after 2 bodies found inside burning vehicle
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SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two bodies were found inside a burning vehicle parked on FoxvilleRoad.

The Sumter Fire Department had extinguished the flames by the time deputies arrived.

This incident is being investigated as a suspected arson and suspicious deaths.

Autopsies revealed that the victims were a male and female. The manner of death on both victims is homicide.

The cause of death for the male was trauma to the head. The cause of death for the female was a gunshot wound to the head.

The Sumter County Coroner’s Office is diligently working to identify the remains. DNA testing will be done over the course of the next several days to help determine who the victims are.

The Coroner’s Office, SLED, and the Fire Department are assisting the Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

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