Police Try To Identify Man Found Dead In Burning Pickup

LUFKIN (August 15, 2013)—An autopsy will be performed Thursday that investigators hope will help them identify a man whose body was found in a burning pickup truck on a road near a Lufkin business.

Firefighters who responded to the vehicle fire Wednesday near a mobile home sales business found the body.

Detective J.B. Smith says DNA evidence will be used to try to identify the man whose body was burned beyond recognition.

Police say the burned truck's license plates and vehicle ID numbers were not readable.