OPP are investigating a homicide after the body of a man was discovered in a burned out SUV in Essa Township Sunday.  The man has been identified as 39 year old Herminder Bhandal of Brampton.

His body was found by local firefighters who were called to deal with a vehicle fire on Scotch Line.  Police say he is considered to be the victim of a homicide.

A joint investigation is now under way involving the OPP's criminal investigation branch and the Peel Regional Police homicide unit.

Police have not indicated if say they are seeking any specific suspects.