A body was discovered in a burning car on Syracuse's north side Tuesday morning.

According to Syracuse Police, officers responded to the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of Herbert Street around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday for a vehicle fire.

When officers arrived, the fire was extinguished.

Upon further investifation, they found a dead person inside.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222.