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Ore: Man’s Body Found In Back Of Burning Pickup

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File photo of firefighting equipment in front of a firetruck. (Credit: Thinkstock)

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police detectives are investigating the death of a 66-year-old man whose body was found in the back of a burning pickup truck on a dirt road west of Klamath Falls.

Lt. Gregg Hastings says Rocky Point firefighters responded Wednesday to a reported vehicle fire. Once the fire was out, they found the man’s body in the charred truck bed.

The man has been identified as Joseph E. Huntstiger of Klamath Falls. A handgun was also found.

Hastings says an autopsy is pending to confirm the cause of death.

An arson detective is working to determine the cause of the fire.

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