APD investigating deaths of two people found in burning vehicle

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Anchorage Police are investigating the deaths of two people found in a burning SUV in East Anchorage Saturday night as suspicious.

APD and Anchorage Fire Department responded to reports of a vehicle fire in a vacant lot in the 200 block of Newell Street just before 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

The SUV was fully engulfed with two deceased individuals inside, according to APD.

The bodies will be turned over to the State Medical Examiner Office to determine the causes of death.

The names of the victims have not yet been released pending notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area from Saturday night is asked to contact APD Dispatch at 311.

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