Peoria Police and Peoria Fire are investigating a body found in a burning van as a homicide. Before it was only being investigated as aggravated arson.
It happened Monday night just before midnight. The departments were called for a car on fire in the 500 block of Northeast Adams near Bryan Street.
Once firefighters put the fire out, they found the body of someone inside the van.
Neighbors say they noticed smoke last night and ran over to see what was going on as the flames fully engulfed a blue van parked here along the street.
The person’s gender is not known, nor is that person’s identity. Police are still investigating.