The burned remains of an unidentified individual were found Saturday in the back of a vehicle in Pak Ngum District, Vientiane Capital.
According to a social media post by Rescue Volunteer for People, the unregistered SUV was reported on fire in a forested area.
Officials investigated the scene where the vehicle was located and discovered a body had been burned beyond recognition.
Four bullets were found inside the vehicle.
Forensic scientists from Vientiane Capital arrived late in the evening and examined the body.
No further information has been released regarding the victim or the crime, however.