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Man found dead in burning car on Far South Side had been shot, autopsy finds

The severely burned body of Myron Richardson, 19, was found in the trunk of the car.

A man was shot to death August 21, 2021 in Austin.
A man was found dead July 6, 2021, on the Far South Side.
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A man found in the trunk of a burning car on the Far South Side died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to an autopsy.

Emergency crews responded to the car fire about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 12100 block of South Doty Avenue, Chicago police said.

The severely burned body of Myron Richardson, 19, was found in the trunk, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy conducted Wednesday found he died of a gunshot wound to his head and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

No one was in custody.