WJTV News Channel 12 - Roanoke Police investigating after body found in car fire

UPDATE: Roanoke Police name man found dead after car fire

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Wednesday, 12:24 p.m.

Roanoke City Police say the Medical Examiner's Office determined the man who was found dead inside a burned out car was 69-year-old Dwight Eugene Cecil, of Roanoke.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Monday, 11:10 a.m.

Roanoke Police say one person is dead after a vehicle fire on Allison Ave.

Police say they arrived at the scene on the 400 block of Allison at 3:58 a.m.  Once the fire was extinguished, a body was found in the passenger area of the car. Police are investigating the death, the body has not been identified at this time.

Police say Roanoke Fire & EMS and the State Medical Examiner's office are also taking part in the investigation.

People with information on this case should contact Roanoke City Police's Criminal Investigations Bureau at 853-5959, or Crime Line at 540-344-8500.

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