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Iowa City police ID man whose body was found in burning car

March 20, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police in eastern Iowa have identified a man whose body was found this week in a burning car.

Iowa City police say 72-year-old Donald Lee Schrader, of Iowa City, was found Monday night after firefighters extinguished the flames engulfing his car. Investigators say the fire started in the passenger compartment of the car and that no criminal activity is suspected in the blaze, although the investigation remains open.

Police say results from an autopsy to determine the cause of death many not be available for weeks.

Officers and firefighters found Schrader’s body around 11 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of a car on fire in an Iowa City parking lot.

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