A body was found Tuesday morning in a burned out Ford Bronco in Capitol Forest south of Olympia.
The Thurston County Sheriff s Office said 1988 red and white truck was in a rural area off Bordeaux Road.
Shell casings were also found nearby, but deputies say the area is popular for shooting, so it may not be related.
The registered owner is an Olympia man in his 50s with a known criminal history.
The body has not yet been identified. Police have not determined if the death was homicide, suicide or an accident.