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Man found in burning car identified

This post has been updated.

A man’s body was found early Wednesday in a burning car in the Landover area of Prince George’s County, and police are investigating the case as a homicide.

Police, fire and emergency medical workers were called to the 5600 block of Jefferson Heights Drive, at the corner of Cypresstree Drive in Fairmount Heights, about 4:40 a.m., after receiving a 911 call about a car fire, said Prince George’s police spokesman Corporal Mike Rodriguez. They extinguished the blaze and found a man’s body inside, Rodriguez said.

Police identified the man as 34-year-old Antwain Henderson, of Capitol Heights. Rodriguez said his body was badly burned. The car was so badly damaged that it was impossible to tell what type of vehicle it was beyond a “standard” sedan-type.

Rodriguez said police are searching for suspects and a motive in the case. He said investigators were still waiting for the medical examiner to determine if the man died before or during the fire.


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