Police in Tuscaloosa are investigating after three bodies were found in a vehicle that was spotted in receding floodwaters Thursday morning.

Capitan Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said the Tuscaloosa Police Department and VCU investigators are on the scene near Main Street Northeast and Short 19th Street in Holt.

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Three people were found dead inside the vehicle, which is believed to have been caught in floodwaters after extreme rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The VCU investigates almost all unnatural deaths in Tuscaloosa County and their presence at the scene does not necessarily indicate foul play was involved in this case.

Kennedy said the process of recovering the vehicle and removing the bodies is in its early stages and may take several hours.

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UPDATE, 12:15 P.M.: The VCU has confirmed three bodies, not one, were inside the vehicle recovered Thursday. 

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