NEW: Springfield man found dead in burning SUV Thursday identified

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Body found inside burned SUV in Springfield park

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Authorities have identified the man found dead inside a burning SUV in Springfield on Thursday.

Gary Moore, 50, was the man found inside, according to the Montgomery County Corner’s Office. Authorities are still investigating the case.

On Thursday, a resident near the park in the 700 block of Sherman Avenue called dispatch at about 4 a.m. to report a fire in the trees. The caller described hearing what sounded like fireworks.

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Firefighters requested aid from Moorefield Twp., he said, because the vehicle was in the back of the park near the treeline. Moorefield Twp. responded with their four-wheel-drive vehicle, he said, and firefighters were able to put out the fire.

When officers inspected the vehicle, they found a body in the back seat of the car, he said, but the person hadn’t been identified as of Thursday evening.

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No arrests were made in the case as of Friday evening, according to records. Springfield police declined to identify Moore Friday. No reason was given as to why not. Investigators, the coroner’s office and the prosecutor’s office were at the scene Thursday morning.

The vehicle was described as a Chevy Suburban that appeared to have been blue, according to a police report. The license plate didn’t match the vehicle so the owner was unknown, according to authorities.

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