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Las Vegas man whose body was found in burning car identified

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified a man whose body was found in a burning car this month near Jean.

Las Vegas resident Yukio Hamada, 84, was found on June 2 inside a car in a desert area near mile marker 8 of Interstate 15, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Metro homicide investigators were called to the scene, but determined there was no foul play. The coroner’s office ruled Hamada’s death an accident.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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