By Kym Gable

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RANKIN (KDKA) — The body of a man was found inside a burning car Tuesday night in Rankin.

Neighbors reported a car on fire in Rankin at the intersection of Fleet Street and Pattison Avenue around 7 p.m.

When firefighters put out the flames, Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said they found a man dead in the front seat.

“When they opened the door and extinguished the fire, they found the person in the car. Medics announced that person deceased in the car,” Schurman said.

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That person has yet to be identified. All police have said is the victim to be a younger black man. He had burns on his body, but authorities say he was not burned beyond recognition.

Police have determined the vehicle had been parked in the same spot from as early as 1:45 p.m. Neighbors said they saw the victim talking on a cell phone.

Both Allegheny County homicide and the fire marshal are investigating the death and the fire. How he died and who he is still must be determined.



Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

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