Major Case Squad works to identify body found in burned trunk - KMOV.com

Major Case Squad works to identify body found in burned trunk

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- The Major Case Squad was activated Monday afternoon after a body was found in a burned car in East St. Louis.

Police said a burning vehicle was found on railroad tracks near the intersection of 18th Street and Broadway around 3:00.  After putting the fire out, fire crews found a body in the trunk of the car.  Police said an autopsy revealed the suspect died of a gunshot wound.  

Police are using dental records to identify the man, who was only described as a an African-American man in his middle ages.  He has a single gold front tooth.

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The Major Case Squad was activated Monday to investigate the homicide.

No other information was made available.

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