A car that found burning in Weston near U.S. 27 on Monday was found to contain human remains inside the trunk, officials said.

A burning car discovered in western Broward County on Monday contained human remains inside the trunk, officials said.

"The remains are charred. You cannot tell anything about the sex, age or anything else about the person," said Broward Sheriff's spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion.

Broward Sheriff Fire-Rescue "was driving along U.S. 27 when they noticed a stream of smoke and went to investigate the origin," Concepcion said.


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At around 9:30 a.m., firefighters found the four-door sedan fully engulfed in flames along a fence in a remote area south of Interstate 75, on Southwest 26th Street.

After the fire was extinguished, the vehicle was searched and the body was found in the trunk, Concepcion said.

"Southwest 26th Street along U.S. 27 is a fairly remote area," she said. "There are no businesses along this road. Anyone who came here came with the purpose of hiding the crime that was committed."

Ryan Uhre, of Weston, has been missing for more than a week, but his father Michael Uhre said Monday he had no reason to believe the remains in the car had anything to do with his 23-year-old son.

The younger Uhre recently began working in the office of Florida Rep. Richard Stark, D-Weston. Friends and family have been searching for him, and have handed out fliers in Broward County.

He was last seen in Tallahassee on Feb. 2, and police there are investigating his disappearance.

The Broward County medical examiner will try to identify the remains found in the car, BSO said.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Staff writer Mike Clary contributed to this report. Ltrischitta@Tribune.com, 954-356-4233 or Twitter @LindaTrischitta