HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police are investigating after a man was discovered inside a burning pickup truck on a beach on the East End of Long Island Saturday afternoon.
Southampton Town Police Department Sgt. Michael Burns said a 911 call of a vehicle on fire was made at 12:04 p.m.
He said the man’s body was discovered in the driver’s side of the pickup after the fire was put out.
The arson squad and homicide detectives have been investigating but don’t believe the man’s death was a result of a criminal act, Burns said.
The man’s identity and age were not immediately released.
Hampton Bays is in Suffolk County and is about 85 miles east of New York City.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Charlotte Police Chief Says He Has Decided To Release Body, Dash Cam Footage
- ‘Stop The Hate’ Rally Held Near Site Of Monday Night’s Presidential Debate
- Clerk Found Shot To Death Behind Counter Inside Queens Bodega
- African-American History On Display At Newly Opened National Museum
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)