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Detectives return to home connected to car with burned bodies

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 17:43:09-04

Thursday afternoon detectives returned to the Bedford home of the man connected to a car found burning with two dead bodies inside.  Police said the man who owns the home rented the car last month but hasn't been heard since the deadly discovery Wednesday.

The car was found burning in an empty lot off Savannah Avenue in East Cleveland. Investigators believe someone drove the car there, then torched it.

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In the backseat, police found the badly-burned bodies of a man and a woman.

Police say rental records led them to the home on Gould Avenue in Bedford. Officers arrived and found the back door open. Neighbors said they could smell gasoline coming from the home. Investigators said there was evidence of a struggle inside.

On Thursday, East Cleveland detectives returned to the house looking for additional evidence. They were accompanied by a specially-trained dog looking for drugs.

It came just hours after the medical examiner finished autopsies on the two people.  Investigators have not said how the pair died or released their names.

Many people in Bedford believe they know who the victims are. In response, the principal of Bedford High School sent a message to parents Thursday. The statement read in part, "We were recently made aware of a tragic event that may have involved one of our students." He went on to say that crisis intervention teams were available to support students and staff.