A man was found dead in a burning vehicle Monday afternoon in a park in south suburban Homewood.
Police and firefighters responded about 2:15 p.m. to a report of a vehicle on fire in Patriots Park in the 1300 block of West 187th Street, according to Homewood police. When crews arrived, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.
Once the blaze was extinguished, authorities discovered “what appeared to be a human body in the vehicle,” police said.
The body was identified as that of 18-year-old Hunter S. Craig of the 2100 block of Vardon Lane in Flossmoor, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death was scheduled for Tuesday.
The Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating, along with the Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services and the medical examiner’s office.