GARDNER — An investigation is under way after a body was found inside a burning car early Sunday morning in rural Johnson County, near Gardner.

The scene at 183rd Street and Clare Road was reported just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday, with Johnson County firefighters and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding, according to media reports.

The case has been classified as a death investigation, Tom Erickson, Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy, said. Authorities are working to identify the body using dental records, which likely will take a few days, Erickson said.

“There’s not much information right now,” he said. “We’re looking at getting the identification on the person that was in the car, and once we have that, we should be able to provide some more details.”