Body found in burning car in Skokie identified

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
A body was found in a car fire Saturday night in north suburban Skokie.
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SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- A body that was found in a burning car in north suburban Skokie has been identified.

Thomas Damnitz, 50, was found dead in the driver's seat in the 9100-block of Lawler Avenue on October 8, according to Skokie police. He was found after someone phoned 911 to report a car fire around 5:30 p.m.

Damnitz lived in the same block he was found.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Skokie police at (847) 982-5900 or the crime tip hotline at (847) 933-8477.