Police: No foul play suspected in burned body case


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Posted Online: April 02, 2013, 8:40 am
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HERRIN, Ill. (AP) Authorities say they don't suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in a burning car outside a southern Illinois bowling alley.

Herrin Police Chief Stewart Ridings tells the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan that investigators believe they know what sparked the blaze inside the car where 33-year-old Shawn Saltzman of rural Simpson was found dead early Saturday. But Ridings isn't yet releasing that information.

An autopsy on preliminarily shows that Saltzman died of smoke inhalation from the fire outside S.I. Bowl. Toxicology tests are pending.

Fire officials say flames from one vehicle apparently spread to two others on the parking lot.

Services for Saltzman will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Liberty Church near Eddyville.














 



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