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Body found inside burning car on East 98th Street and Benham Avenue

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Posted at 7:16 AM, May 09, 2022

CLEVELAND — Authorities in Cleveland are investigating after a body was found inside burning on the city’s East Side late Sunday night, according to information released from Lt. Mike Norman, of the Cleveland Division of Fire.

Firefighters from Engine 41 responded shortly after 10 p.m. to a well-involved car fire at East 98th Street and Benham Avenue.

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Scene of a burning car on East 98th Street and Benham Avenue.

After the fire was extinguished, firefighters found a body in the passenger seat.

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Scene of a burning car on East 98th Street and Benham Avenue.

According to Cleveland police, the man's body had a gunshot wound to the head.

Police said preliminary information revealed that the vehicle was seen driving recklessly on Benham Avenue before a gunshot was heard.

A man was seen fleeing from the scene, according to police.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call police at 216-623-5464.

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