WORCESTER, MASS. >> Police in Worcester are investigating a body found in a burning car.

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette (http://bit.ly/1Wyl28w) reports that the car was found on Swan Avenue Wednesday night.

Fire officials told the newspaper that they extinguished the fire only to discover what appeared to be a body.

The area was described as a dirt road near a wooded area.

Spokespersons for the police and Worcester district attorney's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Worcester is located in central Massachusetts and is New England's second largest city.

Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com