A 9-1-1 call about a fire came in Wednesday, December 21, 2022 and the Memphis Fire Department was dispatched to the scene in the 1700 block of East Raines Road off I-55 in south Memphis. There firefighters confronted a vehicle on fire in a weedy field. The vehicle was fully involved in flames.
After the fire was extinguished a badly-burned body was found inside, and the person’s gender was undetermined, but signs of gunshot wounds were evident.
On December 22 the Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide and reported the remains were that of a male victim. The burned vehicle is a Nissan but the model is uncertain because of the extent of damage.
Memphis Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim. Any information should be provided to CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).