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Police: Body Found in Burning Vehicle in Medford

Man's cause of death has not yet been determined, reports police.

Update July 10, 4:34 a.m.: Felix Roberto Hidalgo Jacquez, 40, of Brooklyn, was identified as the man found in the burning vehicle. Original story below.

The body of an unidentified man was found in a burning car in Medford Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m., reports Suffolk County Police.

A 911 caller reported the car on fire, which was in the parking lot of 2265 Route 112. Police found the body while conducting a search of the vehicle.

Police say that an autopsy is going to be performed in order to determine the cause of death. The police's Arson Squad is also assisting in the investigation.

When Patch drove by the scene at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday, the area was roped off.

As of 12:45 a.m. Monday, a police spokeswoman told Patch that no additional information is currently available, and that the investigation is continuing Monday morning.

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Ekram Demiroz, a pizza maker at the Tony's Pizza next to the scene, told Newsday that he saw the fire.

"I saw the flame and smoke," he said in the report. "A woman was standing in the parking lot, screaming."

Patch will update this story as it develops.

Joe Truesoldier July 12, 2012 at 07:04 PM
what does this have to do with PATCHOGUE other then it was just another MS 13 hit? you know friends patchogue
Scotty August 15, 2012 at 03:41 AM
@Joe Truesoldier--in case you haven't figured it out yet, Patchogue and Medford are side by side and indeed YOUR High School sits in Medford; in fact my home abuts the Patchogue-Medford property. So just what IS your beef? There doesn't happen to be a separate 'Medford' Patch, so I guess those of us in the P-M District will have to make do with reading Patchogue's news along with our own. I haven't noticed any Medford residents complaining.

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