Catawba County deputies located a body inside a burned car in a wooded area northwest of Sherrills Ford Thursday morning.
Sheriff Coy Reid would not release details about the victim or vehicle but said deputies are currently treating the case as a “suspicious death.”
If the incident is indeed a homicide, it will be the fourth in Catawba County this year, Reid said.
Deputies found the body inside the car around 10 a.m. near Hopewell Church Road and Sherrills Ford Road.
The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.