Body found in burned car at west Phoenix canal: PD

Police are investigating a homicide after a person was found dead inside a burned car in west Phoenix.

Phoenix Police say officers responded to 55th Avenue and Osborn Road at around 6:40 a.m. on April 1 for reports of arson.

Once at the scene, officers found a vehicle on fire in a canal.

"Fire department extinguished the fire. Investigators have located an occupant who was pronounced deceased on scene," police said.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Jose De Jesus Loeza.

If you have any information on this incident, you're asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

Map of where the incident happened