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Body found in burnt car identified as Avenal man

Posted at 6:44 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 21:44:35-04

AVENAL, Calif. — Human remains found in February has been identified as 62-year-old Enrique Duran of Avenal, according to a DNA test.

Fresno County Sheriff's office says on February 7 deputies responded to a report of a burnt vehicle in an orchard near Palmer and El Dorado Avenues. When they arrived on scene they inspected a Ford car and discovered human remains inside. At this time, it is unknown how long the vehicle had been in the orchard and when it caught fire.

Officials say family members reported Duran as a missing person to the Avenal Police Department. He had been missing about one week before his remains were found.

A motive for Duran’s death has not been established.

If you know anything about his whereabouts the first week of February or have any information on this case you're beig asked to call Detective Jose Mora at (559) 600-8205, Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.