A fascinating tidbit of new information is that the engine from the car was found 150 to 200 feet BEHIND the point where the car came to rest against the tree. This means it was ejected from the car before hitting the tree, corroborating witness accounts of explosion(s) prior to a crash.
And why is law enforcement so tight-lipped and guarded about the wreckage? Maybe the phosphorus is still too hot for close inspection.
Interesting link, and I found this bit intriguing
"Another significant detail pointed out by some members of law enforcement, is the intensity of the fire inside the car. It’s highly unusual since gasoline generally doesn’t burn that hot. Reviewing video footage from the scene, the intensity of the fire resembles a “thermite” burn.
No matter how you slice this highly suspicious car accident, a Mercedes is not going to explode into flames without assistance. Car aficionados say fires in new cars happen for three main reasons, “running the engine out of oil, running the engine out of coolant, or a mammoth car mangling accident, that leaves the hot side of the battery to short out against the frame before it reaches the fuse panel.”