Police are investigating after a dead person was found in a burning vehicle south of Saskatoon Tuesday night.

A few minutes before midnight, fire crews were called about a car on fire in the ditch on Highway 219 about three kilometres south of the city.

Once the fire was under control, the body of a male was found inside. Police said for now, it's considered a suspicious death.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the police said.

The identity of the person in the car isn't known.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Oct. 22.