Mystery as body found in burnt-out car

Police are investigating after human remains were found in a burnt-out car north of Perth. Picture: NCA NewsWire /Brendan Beckett

Human remains have been found in a burnt-out car more than 200km north of Perth, as WA Police try to work out if it’s linked to a bizarre ocean rescue that took place hours later.

The vehicle was found ablaze along Indian Ocean Dr near the coastal town of Jurien Bay about 12.30am Tuesday.

The road was closed southbound as police investigated, and officers later confirming a body had been found in the vehicle.

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A car was found on fire near Jurien Bay in the early hours of Tuesday, with police later in the day confirming human remains were found inside. Picture: 7News

Later in the morning, another car was found submerged in the ocean off the Cervantes Jetty, about 25km south of Jurien Bay.

A man was spotted acting erratically in a boat nearby, before he jumped in the water and needed to be rescued by a nearby fishing vessel.

He was taken into custody and received medical attention, while the submerged car was recovered.

Police say nothing suspicious was found inside the vehicle.

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Police later found another vehicle submerged in water at Cervantes, with a man acting erratically on a nearby boat. They're investigating if the events are connected. Picture: 7News

“Inquiries are continuing in an attempt to determine all the circumstances surrounding both incidents, and whether they are linked,” a WA Police spokesperson said.

Police have urged anyone with dashcam vision of Indian Ocean Dr between 9pm Monday and 12.30am Tuesday to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Reports can also be made online.