Many clues surrounding a body found next to charred vehicle this afternoon in Hidalgo County. It happened at around 3 p.m. in the City of Alamo.

Authorities say according to witness accounts the vehicle was driving at a high rate speed east of tower road and Earling, when the driver came to an abrupt stop.

The specifics into what unfolded next is unknown. But what we do know is the vehicle became engulfed in flames. When deputies arrived the body of the believed driver was found nearby in a canal.

“We are still investigating. We believe it was a woman.”

Sheriff Trevino adds an autopsy has been ordered. The person has not been identified.  As the investigation continues to find out what exactly happened.