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Body in burned truck at Lake McAlester identified

Burned body as Lake McAlester
Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 10:37:18-04

MCALESTER, Okla. — McAlester News-Capital reports local and state law enforcement is currently investigating how a person ended up dead in a burned car on Tuesday night.

Police say it's very early in the investigation process but can confirm a body was found in a burned truck at a boat dock on Lake McAlester. The medical examiner identified the body as Alexander Marco, a 37.

A witness who saw the fire and called in about the fire says the vehicle was already on fire with the claims of "stuff shooting out of it."

Multiple agencies are involved in the investigation, such as the McAlester Police Department, McAlester Fire Department, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Investigators said they were able to pull the identification number off of a truck that was found burned with a body inside it Tuesday night at Lake McAlester.

Currently, police are investigating this as a homicide.

Anyone with information related to the investigation can contact the OSBI Tip Line at 1-800-522-8017 or can call McAlester police at 918-423-1212.

Read more about the incident on the McAlester News-Capital website.

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