FBI investigates body found in burned car in Neah Bay

NEAH BAY — The FBI and Neah Bay authorities are investigating the discovery of a body that was found in a burned car around noon Saturday on the Makah tribal reservation, Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict said late Monday.

Benedict said the body was that of an adult.

FBI took over

“The FBI crime team took over late Saturday afternoon,” Benedict said.

“There are some suspicious circumstances about that body that was found there.”

Trained arson investigator

Benedict said the initial part of the investigation included the participation of West End Deputy Ron Cameron Jr., a trained arson investigator.

Benedict did not have further information.

Makah Fire Chief Jasper Bruner and tribal General Manager John Miller did not return calls for comment late Monday afternoon.

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