The body found inside a car early Saturday that was on fire near Pacheco Road and Young Street has been identified as a Bakersfield resident.

The Kern County Coroner's office identified him as Ramiro Mendez, 83.

His body had been found when Bakersfield firefighters initially responded about 6:45 a.m. to a report of a trash fire in the area.

When they arrived they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After putting out the fire they discovered a body in the car.