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Arrests made after man found dead in burning car in Cleveland

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 14:55:28-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police announced Tuesday that two people have been arrested in connection with a body found in a burning car over the weekend.

According to police, Juan Alberto Burgos Delgado, 31, and Jose Javier Esquilin Rodriguez, 36, were arrested Monday.

On July 17, officers and Cleveland firefighters responded to the area of Train and Vega avenues for a report of a vehicle on fire.

After firefighters extinguished the flames, authorities discovered a man's body in the backseat of the vehicle.

Police said members of the Fire Arson Unit, Homicide Unit and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office all responded to the scene to investigate.

The victim was later identified as 31-year-old Adalberto Junior Ortiz Rojas.

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