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The charred remains of a woman were found inside a burning car early this morning when Buffalo firefighters were called to the Broadway-Bailey neighborhood.

The woman has not been identified.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine whether foul play was involved. The autopsy is expected to take most of today, though authorities cautioned it may take even longer.

When firefighters arrived at the scene behind a house at 78 Swinburne Ave. at about 1:30 a.m., the car was engulfed in flames. As the fire was being put out, firefighters spotted a person in the car.

Police and fire marshals were immediately summoned to begin an investigation that now involves Buffalo homicide squad detectives.

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