BODIES IN CAR: Police yesterday were investigating the discovery of two bodies in a burnt-out car near Whiporie
BODIES IN CAR: Police yesterday were investigating the discovery of two bodies in a burnt-out car near Whiporie

Fiery grave - Detectives probe Whiporie wreck with two bodies inside

By TOBY WALKER

THE circumstances surrounding the deaths of two people found in a burnt-out car near Whiporie on Tuesday night remain shrouded in mystery.

A passing motorist alerted police to the burnt-out 1985 Ford Laser sedan, leading them to the macabre discovery about 6.45pm.

The vehicle was found parked alone in the middle of a section of cleared pine forest on a dirt track known as the Old Lookout Road, about five kilometres south of Whiporie.

The burnt-out wreck was easily visible to passing traffic on the Summerland Way as investigators began their work yesterday morning behind the police tape strung across the entrance to the area.

According to customers of the Whiporie General Store, the car's presence in the days leading up the find had not been deemed unusual as the track was a well-known stopping point for passing motorists.

One man reported first noticing the car as he drove by the spot with his daughter late on Thursday the week before.

Yesterday, finger print and crime scene specialists from Coffs Harbour's forensic team arrived to work on the scene in a bid to identify the bodies.

The nature of the find has meant details stemming from the discovery have been limited, with no information on the sex, age or place of residence of the bodies forthcoming.



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