Body found in burned car in Fresno County ID'd

FRESNO, Calif.

The body was found inside of a 2002 Mercedes Benz C-320 -- similar to the one -- registered to Rios. He was last seen Thursday evening driving the vehicle around Sanger.

Deputies found the Mercedes on Friday morning on fire in the area of Fowler and Central. Once crews put out the flames they discovered the charred body. An autopsy is being done to help determine the victim's cause of death.

This is the 17th homicide in Fresno County. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

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