Body found in burning car in alleyway between Cruger and Holland Avenues in Allerton

A man's body was discovered Tuesday morning after firefighters extinguished a car fire in an Allerton alleyway. (3/11/14)

THE BRONX - A man's body was discovered Tuesday morning after firefighters extinguished a car fire in an Allerton alleyway.

Authorities found the burning car in an alleyway between Cruger and Holland Avenues at around 6 a.m.

News 12 spoke with family members who say the body found in the car was 40-year-old Wayne Thomas. Police have not yet confirmed the victim’s identity.  

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According to police sources, the vehicle did not have license plates and the man inside was in the back seat. They are calling the incident a homicide.

People who live along the alleyway say they woke up to smoke and the sound of helicopters circling the area.

No arrests have been made.

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