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UPDATE: Body found in Roanoke

By Web Staff, WDBJ7, news@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 15 2013 10:48:20 PM EDT
ROANOKE, Va. -

WDBJ7 has a follow up on a body found in a burned car in Roanoke.

Police found the car on Allison Avenue in May.

Dwight Cecil was dead inside.

On Monday police said the car fire started accidentally, but didn't detail how.

They say the man died from a medical problem, not from the fire itself.

Here is the full press release:

Roanoke, VA –
On May 6, 2013 at 3:42 a.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS and Roanoke Police responded to the 400 block of Allison Avenue in reference to a vehicle that was on fire. The vehicle was parked on the street. After extinguishing the fire, a body was located in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

The body inside the vehicle was determined to be Dwight Eugene Cecil, age 69, who was the owner of the vehicle and a resident of the 400 block of Allison Avenue.

A joint investigation was conducted by the Roanoke Police Department and Roanoke Fire–EMS. The Fire Department has determined that the vehicle fire was accidental. Cecil’s death was caused by medical issues and his death been ruled as accidental by the Medical Examiner’s Office.