UPDATE, Sept. 30, 2:19 p.m. — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore said the person whose remains were found was shot to death. The Anne Arundel County Police Department classified the case as homicide investigation as a result. Detectives encouraged anyone with information that could help them to call (410) 222-4731 or the TipLine at (412) 222-4700.

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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Police said a report of a car fire led to a death investigation after they found charred human remains in the backseat area of the car.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said officers and firefighters were in the area of Brock Ridge Road and Tribeca Trail early Tuesday. The burning car was about 100 yards off the roadway. When crews got the fire out, they found the human remains inside it. There was no way to tell the age or sex of the person whose remains they were.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will determine the cause and manner of death.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is investigating the case as a suspicious death and asked anyone with any information to call (410) 222-4700.