Sep 12, 6:31 PM EDT

Man whose body was found in burning car identified

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities have released the identity of a man whose body was found inside a burning car in rural Lyon County.

The victim who was identified Tuesday as 19-year-old Jesus Avila-Galvin Jr. of Emporia.

Emergency responders were called to the site on a rural road on Sept. 6. When deputies arrived they found the body inside the car.

The death is being investigated as a homicide.

No further information on the case has been released.

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