Officials Release ID of Man Found in Burned Out Car
The investigation continues as to why a man was in a burning car that was discovered five days ago.
Moses Lake officials identify the man on Tuesday
The Grant County Sheriff's Office released new information, identifying the remains of a man found inside a burning car back on June 10th.
Last Friday evening, Deputies were called to a location about two miles east of Moses Lake for what was thought to be a single-car crash, but upon arrival found a car completely engulfed in flames.
Once fire units were able to put it out, they found the body of a man in the front passenger seat. He's now been identified as 25-year-old Mesan Felix Ekoue Totou of Moses Lake. Initially, Deputies initially treated the death as suspicious, but so far have not found any signs of foul play.
More forensic investigative work is being done in Spokane to determine his cause of death, which officials hope will shed light on why Totou was inside the burning car.
Officials have not released any other information, and the investigation of the vehicle and other evidence continues. The Washington State Patrol and ATF are assisting in the effort.
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