PARAMUS - (AP) - Authorities say the badly burned body of afledgling New York City rapper who performed under the name Kampanehas been found in a sport utility vehicle parked on a New Jerseystreet.

But they say they don't believe Rhian H. Stoute was killed wherehis body was found early Tuesday in Paramus.

Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli says the death of the33-year-old Brooklyn resident will be investigated as a homicide.He says the body was burned in several areas. He hasn't disclosedfurther details. He says a cause of death hasn't been determined.

Police found the body in the SUV's rear cargo area. Molinelliwon't say what led authorities to the vehicle.