Men Found Dead in Burning Car Had Been Shot: Officials - NBC Chicago

Men Found Dead in Burning Car Had Been Shot: Officials

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night

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    Men Found Dead in Burning Car Had Been Shot: Officials
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    Detectives y familiares de un hombre sin hogar de 65 años, que murió el mes pasado en West Hollywood, apelaron al público hoy para obtener información que ayude a encontrar a su asesino.

    Authorities have identified two men who were found dead with gunshot wounds Tuesday night inside a burning car in southwest suburban Joliet Township.

    Don Tae Ray Morgan, 21, and Xavier Sallie, 19, were found in Sallie’s 2004 Mercedes, which was “fully engulfed in flames,” at 9:54 p.m. near Rowell Avenue and Sugar Creek Drive, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office. The men, both Joliet residents, had each suffered a single gunshot wound.

    The Will County Coroner’s Office has not yet determined the final cause and manner of their deaths, but the case is being investigated as a double homicide, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives believe the fire was intentionally started “in order to conceal the murders.”

    Authorities are asking anyone who may have been with Morgan or Sallie before their deaths or who has any information about the case to call the Investigation Division at (815) 727-8574 ext. 4950.

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