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Man charged with murder and arson after body found in Mississauga car fire

Last Updated Jun 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm EDT

Peel police investigating after a body was found inside a burned out car in Mississauga. CITYNEWS

Peel Regional Police have charged a man with second-degree murder and arson after a body was found inside a burned out car in Mississauga.

Police were called to the area of Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East just before 7 p.m. Sunday following a suspicious vehicle fire.

Police say the body of a male was discovered inside the car once the fire had been extinguished. It’s not known if the victim died as a result of the fire or was killed before the car was set ablaze.

Ainar Gancthev, 27, from Mississauga was arrested shortly after the incident.