Body found in burning vehicle in Citrus

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- One person was found dead inside a burning vehicle overnight Monday in Crystal River.

Detectives have determined the vehicle belongs to Linda Steve, 58, of Crystal River. The vehicle was found at 2490 W. Sunripe Loop and Sunshine Path as crews responded to a report of a brush fire.

Relatives told investigators she has not been seen since late Sunday night.

Due to the deteriorated state of the body, the Medical Examiner must perform a DNA test to confirm its identity.

Citrus County Sheriff's Office said that the vehicle was discovered in a wooded area at 2490 West Sunripe Loop at Sunshine Path. Firefighters initially responded to reports of a brush fire around 3:30 a.m. Upon arrival they saw a vehicle that was completely engulfed in flames with one person inside.

If you have information about this incident, call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 888-ANY-TIPS (8477).

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