A body was found in the trunk of a burned car Thursday afternoon on the city’s southeast-side, police said.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Tucson Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to reports of a car on fire at East Poinciana Drive and South Dogwood Avenue, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The area is in a neighborhood south of East Escalante Road, and west of South Pantano Road.

While firefighers were putting out the blaze, they found a body in the trunk of the car, Widmer said.

The vehicle appeared to be a silver, two-door car, said Widmer.

Homicide detectives remained at the scene late Thursday night.

No further information was released.