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WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) -

Authorities in southwestern Illinois have identified the charred remains of a body found over the weekend in a car trunk.



The body of 30-year-old Demarco L. Fossett was found Saturday night in Washington Park. Illinois State Police released a statement Tuesday saying Fossett's death was a homicide.



Police say a neighbor saw the car fire and called 911.



The body was discovered when a firefighter noticed what appeared to be a bone, forced open the trunk and found the charred remains.



Authorities are asking the public to provide information that might help in the investigation.



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