FRANKLIN CO., Va. -

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they’re calling a suspicious vehicle fire with what they believe to be human remains found inside.

The sheriff’s office received a call about the vehicle around 3:18 p.m. Sunday.
The car was located in the 2000 block of Philpott Road, near the Franklin/Henry County line.

We're told that fire damage was so extensive that investigators have not been able to identify the type of vehicle.

According to a news release, identification of the remains is pending further investigation by the state forensic lab.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information, including smelling smoke or seeing fire in the area of Philpott Road over the past two weeks should contact Lt. Todd Maxey at 540-483-6601.