INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police have launched an investigation after a man was found dead inside a car on the southeast side.

According to IMPD, Indianapolis Fire Department crews were called around 3 a.m. to 5350 E. Thompson Rd. for a reported vehicle fire.

Firefighters found a person inside the car. The individual was pronounced dead at the scene. The address is near a Kroger Marketplace in Franklin Township at Thompson and Emerson. Part of the parking lot is blocked off.

Police are working to get surveillance video. They are calling this a death investigation at this time and said homicide detectives have been called to the scene.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the individual as 60-year-old John Douglas Gray and said the “cause and manner” are pending regarding what led to his death.

The car and body have since been removed from the parking lot as the investigation continues. Kroger employees said they expected the store to open at its normal time.