2 bodies found at scene of car fire in Collier

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. — Two bodies were found at the scene of a car that caught fire Wednesday morning along the 700 block of 20th Avenue Northwest, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to the flames at 7:23 a.m. and are conducting an investigation.

The cause of the fire is not known.

Nearby resident Ray Merrill said he heard two gunshots.

“Maybe 15, 20 minutes later, I saw fire engines and cops coming down,” he said.

The burned car was towed from the area near a canal at the end of the street shortly before 4 p.m.

A double car fire broke out at about noon on Pine Ridge Road, but it doesn’t appear to be related.

WINK News Reporter Nicole Papageorge took to Facebook to show the scene:

No further information was immediately available.

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