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Burnt-out car death deemed accidental

Police in North Battleford have found no foul play after an autopsy was conducted on human remains found in a burnt car last Friday.

According to a press release from the North Battleford RCMP, a forensic autopsy was conducted on the remains on Wednesday, which has led the forensic pathologist to determine the death as accidental, as there was no evidence of foul play found.

The remains were identified by a forensic anthropologist as a 31 year old male from the North Battleford area. As the investigation is not criminal in nature, the name of the man will not be released, and no charges will be pursued.

Members of the North Battleford General Investigation Section, Forensic Identification Section and Fire Scene Examiner, along with the Regina Major Crime Unit and Office of the Chief Coroner were called to assist with the investigation.

The police are still searching for witnesses in the case, or anyone who may have had contact with the other occupants of the vehicle prior to the fire. As of the initial press release from earlier this week, one witness has already come forward.

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