Firefighters located a human body within a burning vehicle near the Covelo Dump this morning.
The Covelo Fire Department responded to the 90000 block of Refuse Road after reports of a car fire. Inside the burning vehicle, they located a human body. The Mendocino County Coroner was called to the scene a little before 10 a.m.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten confirmed this initial information and told us a deputy is also heading that way.
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