Body found in trunk of burning car sustained gunshot wound

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JOLIET, Ill. —  Suburban police are investigating after the body of a man was found in a burning vehicle early Thursday morning.

The body was found in the trunk of a rented Dodge Charger in the 1600 block of Patterson Rd in Joliet Township.

The Will County Coroner performed an autopsy and determined the man sustained a gunshot wound.

The victim’s death appears to be a homicide.

The victim’s name is withheld pending positive identification.

The final cause and manner of death is pending the investigation and toxicology reports.

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