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Provincial police are investigating after a body was found inside a burned-out boat in an Orillia parking lot.

Police and fire crews were called to a business on Royce Avenue near Queen Street early Thursday morning for a boat that was on fire. Police say the body was discovered inside the vessel once the flames were extinguished.

The victim is identified as a 37-year-old Orillia man.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call them at 705-326-3536 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.

OFM investigators ter Stege and Froese are supporting @OPP_CR @OrilliaFire at a fire that occurred on a boat. Sadly, one person has died. Our condolences to the victim’s family.

— Steven Wilson (@A_Deputy_OFMEM) September 4, 2020