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Investigators are waiting for identification from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office of a body that was found in the trunk of a burned-out car.

“We’re working and processing evidence, but we don’t know who the victim is,” Katie Larson, a spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, said on Monday. She said it was unclear when the identification, or a ruling on the cause of death, would be completed.

The case his being investigated by the department’s major crimes division.

Mountain View firefighters found the burned remains of a body in a car trunk early Sunday, after they responded to a car fire east of Auburn.

The sheriff’s office said the car was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 4 a.m. in the area of SE 328th Street and Southeast Auburn Black Diamond Road.

Sheriff’s fire investigators, called in after the fire was extinguished, found the body in the trunk.