Plymouth Police: Body Found in Burning Car Was a Suicide
The death of a man whose body was found inside a burning car on the waterfront in Plymouth early Saturday has been ruled a suicide.
Plymouth firefighters responded to a 911 call at 2:21 a.m. for reports of a car fire in a parking lot off Water Street. On arrival, firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. As the crews began knocking down the fire, they saw a body in the car and notified the Plymouth Police Department, Fire Chief Ed Bradley told local news outlets.
Police chief Michael Botieri said Saturday that an investigation was being conducted by state and local police, and that foul play was not suspected. He later announced the man's death had been ruled a suicide. Police said the man, who had a history of medical problems, was a Blackstone resident who had formerly lived in Plymouth.
Police said security cameras showed the vehicle in the parking lot north of the town's sewer department for about 40 minutes before it ignited. Public safety personnel had previously that night responded to a separate car fire in a parking lot just north of the East Bay Grille.