Kansas City Police are investigating after a dead body was found inside a burned out car early Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area off Woods Chapel Road in southeast Kansas City.

Police were called at about 12:45 p.m. about a car fire at the 15800 block of Woods Chapel Road, between Lee's Summit and Little Blue roads. Upon arrival they found a person dead inside the car, which was smoldering. The bomb and arson squads were called to the scene to investigate.

According to KMBC-TV News, investigators said the body was found in the center of the vehicle, not the driver or passenger seat. The body also was burned beyond recognition, so the medical examiner will need to determine the victim's identity.

The car, first found by two people walking on the wooded private property, was near a small pond, several hundred feet from the nearest house and paved drive.