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Body Found in Trunk of Burned-Out Car Identified

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    Body Found in Trunk of Burned-Out Car Identified
    Officials say the home where the car was parked does not appear to be involved in the crime.

    Officials have identified the man found dead inside a burned-out car in San Diego's East County.

    Dillon Davis, 20, of 4S Ranch, was found dead inside the trunk of the car along Skyline Truck Trail east of Jamul around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

    The driver of a passing vehicle called 911 after seeing a car on fire.

    As they were fighting the flames, firefighters discovered a man's body in the trunk of the four-door sedan parked in front of a home.

    Bound Found in Burnt Car

    [DGO] Bound Found in Burnt Car
    Captain Duncan Fraser from the sheriff's department talks to NBC 7 reporter Artie Ojeda about the crime scene in Jamul involving a body found inside the trunk of a burnt car.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012)

    The victim was so badly burned that investigators couldn't even determine a gender. 

    However, on Sunday, officials confirmed Davis was the victim.

    Homicide investigators believe Davis was the victim of foul play and are asking for the public's help.  

    Body Found in Burned-Out Car

    [DGO] Body Found in Burned-Out Car
    Officials called to a car fire east of Jamul say they discovered a body in the trunk of the vehicle.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012)

    “Because of the suspicious nature of the event that it was a fully engulfed vehicle and the charred remains of a human inside the vehicle, it does not appear to be the result of a vehicle accident," Capt. Duncan Fraser said on Thursday.

    Anyone with information about the victim and/or this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS(8477).