Body found inside a burning vehicle in Oakland Hills

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On Sunday, a body was found inside an overnight burning vehicle in Oakland’s Sequoyah Heights neighborhood. 

According to the Oakland Police Department, after 12 a.m., OPD received a report of a burning vehicle in the 9500 block of Mountain Boulevard. 

The Oakland Fire Department arrived at the scene and put the fire out. Crews found a body inside the torched vehicle. 

OPD’s Homicide department has taken over the investigation and will examine the person’s death. 

Police did not share any identifying information about the victim.

Those with information about the fire or the person who died are asked to reach out to OPD at 510-238-3821 or call the Tip Line at 510-238-7950.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.