Coroner identifies man found in burning car

Coroner identifies man found in burning car

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man found dead in a burning car in New Orleans East has been identified by Orleans Parish Coroner.

Devin Diamond, 20, was found by New Orleans firefighters and police as they worked to put out a car fire in the 4400 block of Flite Court.

Coroner Jeffrey Rouse found Diamond died of blunt force trauma.

The incident happened early Sunday around 4:15 a.m. at the intersection of Flite Court and Airway Street.

Authorities found the vehicle on fire parked on the side of the road.

After putting out the fire, investigators found Diamond in the front passenger seat.

Fire department investigators believe arson is the cause of the car fire.

The incident is now being investigated by the New Orleans Police Department.

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