The Maine attorney general’s office says DNA tests are being used to confirm the identification of three bodies found in a burnt-out car in Bangor.

The bodies were discovered inside the 2001 white Pontiac sedan early Monday that was burning in the parking lot of a business in Bangor. The vehicle with Rhode Island license plates was destroyed by the flames, and the bodies found inside were severely burned.

On Wednesday, the deaths were declared a homicide.

The wait for identifications has been frustrating for a number of local people who believe a relative or friend may be among the victims.

Assistant Attorney General Andrew Benson told the Bangor Daily News that the DNA testing may not be completed this week.