Woman's body found in burned car to be investigated as homicide

AURORA, Colo. - The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office says that a woman's body found inside a burned vehicle on I-225 died of injuries prior the vehicle fire. Her death is now being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Department, report our news partners at KUSA.

The body has been identified as 46-year-old Vicky Salvadora.

The police are now asking the public for help regarding the incident, said Aurora Police in a tweet.

Police were called to southbound I-225 near Colfax Avenue around 1:40 a.m. Sunday for a report of a vehicle fire, according to a release from the police department obtained by 9News.

On Monday, police said the blue SUV was pulled over and stopped in that area on the shoulder of the highway before it caught fire.

When the fire was extinguished, officers found Salvadora's body in the car.

If you were driving through that area at the time of the incident and have any information about the vehicle or its occupants you are asked contact Detective Chad Lampson with Aurora Police at 303-739-6013 or call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.  

Previous story (AP):

Police in Aurora are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a burned car along Interstate 225 near Colfax Avenue.

The Arapahoe County coroner's office is trying to identify the victim, whose body was found after a vehicle fire was extinguished shortly after 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

The county's homicide unit is handling the investigation.

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