Authorities believe they have identified body found in trunk of burning car

Authorities have preliminarily identified the body that was found inside the trunk of a burning car in Del Valle as a 27-year-old man from Bastrop.

Neighbors called 911 about the burning car on Buck Lane north of Highway 71 shortly before 8 a.m. Oct. 30. After fire crews put out the fire they found a body inside the car's trunk. 

Aaron Lee Rogers has been preliminarily identified as the victim. The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office said they will continue their investigation to confirm the victim's identity.

The homicide investigation is ongoing. The Travis County Sheriff's Office said that recent tips from the community helped lead to the identity of the victim.


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