The Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office is investigating this case as a murder.
Officials with the Medical Examiner's Office say the victim, Torrey Anderson, died after being shot; his body was "burned beyond recognition" when found.
According to Kristin Wilda of the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received the call from a passing motorist at 3:48 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. The vehicle was reportedly on fire in the 1300 block of Nike Park Road in Carrollton.
Crews responded to the scene of the burning vehicle, and found Anderson's body severely burned, lying on the ground nearby.
Officials say the body was found in a wooded area in that block of Nike Park Road, near the intersection of Reynolds Drive. The car had been pulled off to the side, into a field.
Isle of Wight Sheriff’s investigators responded to the scene, as well as State Police arson investigators.
According to Kristin Wilda of the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office, investigators have learned that Torrey Lamont Anderson was staying with an unidentified young woman in Newport News in the days leading up to his death.
If anyone has information about this case, officials say to please call the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office at 757-357-2151 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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