Detectives are appealing for information after human remains were discovered within a vehicle fire in the Lincluden area of Dumfries.
Around 8.15am on Wednesday, 22 September, police were called to a report of a car on fire near to Jocks Loaning.
Emergency services attended, and after the fire was extinguished, human remains were discovered within the grey coloured Vauxhall Insignia.
Extensive enquiries are underway to confirm the identity of the deceased and a post mortem examination will be carried out in due course to establish the exact cause of death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.
Detective Inspector Craig Nicolson said: “A team of specialist officers are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and I am appealing to anyone, who may have information to assist the investigation, to please get in touch.
“I would particularly like to hear from any motorists with dash-cams who were travelling in the area of Lincluden Road, Priory Avenue, Glasgow Road (A76) or Jocks Loaning, between 7.30am and 8.15am on Wednesday, 22 September. I would also urge any local residents with private CCTV to check their footage during that time period in case they have anything which could be of significance.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 0517 of Wednesday, 22 September, 2021.”