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Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2013

Illinois officials identify Demarco Fossett as the charred body in car trunk

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

Illinois State Police released a statement saying that the body Demarco L. Fossett, age 30, was found Saturday night in Washington Park. Tuesday adding that 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.

Anyone with information about the death of Fossett is asked to contact special agent Denis Janis at 346-3768 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. CrimeStoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information about crimes.

Back in September the FBI announced that Chicago had passed New York as the murder capital of America.

In the Yahoo News report, “There were 500 murders in Chicago last year (2012), the FBI said, surpassing New York City, which had 419.”

Check out some of the top stories on the Dispatch covering Illinois – here

Photo/Minnesota Historical Society via wikimedia commons

Photo/Minnesota Historical Society via wikimedia commons

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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