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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Olathe man identified as person found in burned out car

Posted: September 8, 2013 - 7:45am
Updated: September 10, 2013 - 3:47pm


The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased person as Jerome Stonebraker, 61, of Olathe, Kansas.

Master Deputy Tom Erickson says "the investigation determined there was no criminal activity involved in Stonebraker's death."

No other information has been released.

Original Report:

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a burning vehicle east of Gardner, Sunday morning.

Johnson County Fire District No. 1 firefighters were called to respond on a grass fire shortly at 5:37 a.m., near the intersection of 183rd Street and Clare Road.

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Firefighters found a small area of grass on fire and a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, when they arrived at 5:46 a.m..

Fire officials confirmed to Operation 100 News that as firefighters extinguished the car fire, a body was found inside and Sheriff's Deputies were requested to respond.

Master Deputy Tom Erickson says, "there was one deceased person in the vehicle that deputies have not identified at this time. Detectives and the Johnson County Crime Lab are investigating."

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