The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 14, 2014

Autopsy, dental check set on body in burning car in Ligonier Township

LIGONIER — An autopsy was scheduled on a body found inside a car found burning behind a Westmoreland bar, and authorities say they’re checking dental records to confirm the victim’s identity.

For now, the Westmoreland County coroner’s office is treating the discovery in Ligonier Township as a suspicious death. Investigators believe they know the victim’s identity, but want to confirm that with dental records before releasing the name.

Investigators also aren’t sure whether the body found just before noon Tuesday is that of the person who owned the burning car. The body was found when firefighters were called the put out the burning car, which was parked behind the Washington Furnace Inn just east of Laughlintown.


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