Body Found in Burning Car Identified as Hartford Man

By LeAnne Gendreau and Jeff Stoecker
|  Monday, Mar 8, 2010  |  Updated 10:50 AM EDT
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The man whose body was found in burning car lived in Hartford.

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The man whose body was found inside a burning car in Hartford lived on the very street where he was found, police said.

Jeremy Williams, 26, lived on Pembroke Street, police said on Monday. Police began investigating his death on Feb. 17 when they received a call at 12:53 a.m. reporting gunshots.

When they arrived at Cornwall and Pembroke streets, they found an even more grisly scene: a Mazda 6 with New Jersey plates in flames. But it was not until the Hartford Fire Department extinguished the flames that officials knew William's body was inside.

Williams death has been declared a homicide. He had been shot several times, according to the medical examiner.   

Neighbors reported seeing several men in the area of the car shortly after the fire started.  Hartford police are investigating.

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