The body of a dead person was found inside a car that was on fire near Pacheco Road and Young street early Saturday morning, the Bakersfield Police Department reported.
City firefighters had responded to a report of a trash fire in the area at 6:45 a.m.
When they arrived, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames.
After putting out the fire, firefighters found a dead person in the car and police were called to the scene.
The identity of the deceased will be determined by the Kern County Coroners office.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Ryan Kroeker at 326-3546.