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UPDATE: Police identify body found in burned out truck

Fire Marshall Bryan Carter, Detective Bill Brown, Coroner Toby Emerson, and Fire Marshall Jason Wills investigate the scene. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.) Fire Marshall Bryan Carter, Detective Bill Brown, Coroner Toby Emerson, and Fire Marshall Jason Wills investigate the scene. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police identified a man whose body was found earlier this week inside a burned out truck.

The state medical examiner's office said 59-year-old Jimmy Don Doyle of Bono suffered at least one gunshot wound. According to a news release from the Jonesboro Police Department, the medical examiner determined Doyle was dead before the truck was set on fire.

Around 9:30 Wednesday morning, officers were called to an area close to Trinity Railcar on Barnhill Road regarding a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived they found a pickup truck destroyed by fire.

Inside the vehicle, according to a news release from Sgt. Lyle Waterworth, police found a body.

After interviewing possible witnesses, Sgt. Waterworth said the truck was seen in that same location as early as Sunday.

Waterworth said investigations in rural areas are slightly different from cases that happen in the middle of the city.

"So there's not a whole lot of traffic out there," Waterworth said. "But, the people who are out there are a closer knit community, people will more than likely have seen something." 

Anyone who was in the Barnhill Road area since Saturday, April 28, and might have information on the incident should call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867) or the Jonesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 870-935-6710.

The Jonesboro Fire Department and Craighead County Coroner's Office are assisting in the investigation.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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