Police identify man found after Ferguson car fire

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Posted: Nov 26, 2014 7:46 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say that a 20-year-old man whose dead body was found inside a car in Ferguson, Missouri, after riots erupted had been intentionally set on fire.

Police on Wednesday identified the victim as DeAndre Joshua of University City. His death is being investigated as a homicide, but police have not said whether it's connected to the violence that broke out after the announcement of a grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Joshua's body was found Tuesday morning at the wheel of a 2004 Pontiac parked near the apartment complex where Brown was killed. He had severe burns, and an autopsy determined that Joshua was shot once in the head.