Body found near burned vehicle identified

An investigation is ongoing after a dead body was found near a burned vehicle Sunday morning.

At about 6:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 57th Street in Upper Lawrenceville in response to reports of a possible structure fire.

Firefighters located a burning vehicle, a black Dodge Charger, off of Donson Way and proceeded to extinguish the flames. After the fire was put out, the firefighters found the body of a man a few feet from the vehicle.

The man was later identified as 33-year old Gordan Johnson.  The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has not determined the cause of death.

Police said they are not sure who the vehicle belongs to, but the vehicle was not reported stolen.

The Violent Crime Unit is investigating.

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