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VANCOUVER -- A body found in a burning car Monday morning near Vancouver Lake was a suicide victim, police said.

Someone passing by called 911 at about 6:30 a.m. to report smoke inside a car in the parking lot at Vancouver Lake Park, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Fire crews arrived and found a dead person inside the car.

The medical examiner said Monday afternoon the cause of death was smoke inhalation and it was classified as a suicide.

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