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Police investigate car fire in Axton as homicide

The body was found in a burning car on Irisburg Road

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. – The Henry County Sheriff's Office has opened a homicide investigation after finding a body in a burning car.

According to the Axton Volunteer Fire Department, they extinguished a fire in a car on Irisburg Road near the intersection of Mitchell Road Sunday around 5 p.m.

The department says investigators should be there throughout the night, and the roads are closed.

So far, the body hasn't been identified.

More details are expected soon, and we'll update this story as more developments come into the newsroom.