Broward County

Human remains found in trunk of burning car in Weston

As Broward Sheriff Office’s Fire Rescue 55 drove along U.S. 27 Monday morning, the crew noticed a plume of smoke coming from a remote stretch off the highway.

When they went to investigate they found a car engulfed in flames sitting next to a fence off Southwest 26th Street in a remote wooded area of Weston.

Rescuers put out the fire, popped the trunk and mad a shocking discovery: human remains in the trunk.

“No one transits that roadway,” said BSO Spokeswoman Keyla Concepción. “It is remote. Whoever went to leave this car there was most likely trying to dump the car with no one seeing it.”

The remains were so charred, investigators could not even determine whether the body was male or female.

“You can not tell anything about the sex, age, anything about the person,” Concepción said at a news conference not far from where the car was found.

Concepción said the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office will examine the body and “make those determinations.”

The badly charred sedan, which was hauled away Monday afternoon on a flatbed tow truck, will also be analyzed.

BSO homicide and crime scene detectives are looking into how the car got there and who was inside.

Concepción said it was by chance that the car was even found.

“If the unit didn’t happen to drive by, it could have been a while before anyone realized it was there,” she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Broward County at 954-493-TIPS (8477).