Badly Burned Bodies Found Inside Parked Car Outside New York Mall

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Two bodies were found inside a burning car late Sunday in the parking garage of a mall in Long Island, New York, authorities said.

The bodies were found in a burned-out car in the parking lot of a mall in Long Island. (Credit: WPIX)

Firefighters made the discovery after extinguishing the car fire in the Sears parking garage at the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, KTLA sister station WPIX in New York reported on Monday. The mall was closed at the time.

It was initially believed that there was just one body in the car, but officials later discovered a second set of remains.

Police have not been able to identify the bodies. The people were so badly burned, officials cannot even determine gender, although police believe one of the victims is a man and the other is a woman.

It is not yet clear how the victims died.