WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) — Firefighters putting out a fire burning in a stolen car in an industrial area of Westminster made a grisly discovery Wednesday.

Firefighters were called out to the 6400 block of Industry Way, behind a warehouse just down the street from the Westminster Mall, at about 2:40 a.m. on the report of a car fire. As soon as the flames were out, they discovered a man’s body, which had been burned beyond recognition.

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“Some of the body appears to be in the backseat and a portion of the trunk,” Westminster police Commander Cameron Knauerhaze said. “The vehicle is so badly burned, it’s hard to tell the configuration at this point.

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The car had been stolen out of Garden Grove. It’s not known how long it had been parked in the warehouse park.

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Investigators remained on the scene throughout the morning, searching for witnesses and security camera footage.