Two people were found dead inside a burning car on Shore Road on Monday, outside a Pelham Bay Park golf course.
The two people still had not been identified on Tuesday afternoon, the NYPD confirmed. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.
The individuals were found in an “extremely burnt state,” making it hard to identify them, a police source told the Bronx Times.
The NYPD official said on Tuesday that the medical examiner and police department will both work to try to identify the deceased.
On Wednesday, the NYPD said there are no updates, and would not confirm the identities of the victims with the Bronx Times. However, the Daily News reported that the victims were identified as Jesse Parrilla, 22, and Nikki Huang, 23.
Police responded to a 911 call at approximately 4:19 a.m. Monday about a vehicle on fire on Shore Road near Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses in the 45th Precinct, according to the NYPD. The NYPD did not specify where exactly the vehicle was located in the vicinity.
Upon arrival, police saw a Honda Accord on the side of the road engulfed in flames, according to the department.
Firefighters already on the scene extinguished the fire and discovered two bodies inside the vehicle, according to police. They were pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.
The 870 Shore Road 36-hole golf facility sits within Pelham Bay Park — the largest park in NYC — in the northeast Bronx, minutes away from Westchester County.
The FDNY did not respond to requests for comment.
This article was updated at 5:18 p.m. on May 18.
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