Coroner believes DNA samples could ID burned car homicide victim

Coroner believes he knows man found burned in trunk of Columbus car
Published: Jul. 14, 2017 at 10:04 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms the autopsy results of the man found in the trunk of a burned car in Columbus is a homicide.

On July 10, a badly charred body was found in the trunk of a car in South Columbus.

The car was found at the intersection of Harbison Court and Harbison Drive.

Coroner Buddy Bryan says the man suffered two gunshot wounds to the head and thigh.

Bryan says officials need us to continue stressing the need for someone to come forward if they are missing a loved one.

There is still no identity on the man, but Bryan believes he knows who the man is. Bryan says he has DNA samples of who he believes are the parents of the victim. The samples are being sent to the GBI State Crime Lab for analysis.

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