Three bodies found after car fire in Melbourne

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An investigation is underway after police discovered three bodies after a car fire on the side of a Melbourne highway on Thursday night.

Emergency services responded to reports of a car fire in Cranbourne West, southeast of the city, around 7:55pm, Victoria Police said.

After arriving at the scene on Western Port Highway, officers located three bodies inside the vehicle.

The burnt-out car containing the bodies on the side of the highway.
Victoria police found the bodies after responding to reports of a car fire on Western Port Highway on Thursday night. Source: Sunrise/7 News

A crime scene has been established and investigations are ongoing.

The vehicle was located just off the highway in front of a farm gate, the ABC reported.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Mum and kids killed in Perth car fire

The news comes just weeks after a mum and her two children were found dead inside a burnt-out car in Perth.

The bodies of Selvamma Doreswamy, 40, Abiyah, 10, and Aiden Selvan, eight, were found by firefighters in a red car in the southern suburb of Coogee on March 14.

While investigations are ongoing, police say they do not believe another party was involved.

Selvamma Doreswamy, 40, Abiyah, 10, and Aiden Selvan, eight, pictured at a Perth memorial.
The bodies of Selvamma Doreswamy, 40, Abiyah, 10, and Aiden Selvan, eight, were found by firefighters in a burnt out red car in the southern suburb of Coogee. Source: Nine News

In the days leading up to their shocking deaths, Ms Doreswamy had seemed “normal”, family friend Sam Revington told The West Australian.

Mr Revington said he visited Ms Doreswamy at the family’s Canning Vale home last week.

“Nobody understands why this happened,” he said, adding that she had made him a coffee.

“She was fine ... She was laughing, smiling. Everything was perfect.”

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