Around 3:30 a.m. last night firefighters responded to reports of a burning car at Webster and Rose Streets (between Page and Haight). A two-door gray Pontiac was fully engulfed in flames, and after putting out the fire they discovered a body in the passenger's seat. KTVU is reporting that the body was female, though was very badly burned.

The street remained closed until about 7:30 a.m. this morning, and police are investigating this as a homicide. [Chron, Appeal, KTVU]

Below, ABC 7's coverage. Apparently many neighbors were likely awoken by the fire, because in the process of burning the car's alarm started going off.