- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say smoke inhalation likely killed a Sioux City man who was found dead inside a burning car near a Des Moines church.

Firefighters had been sent to the parking of the Abundant Life Church on East Sheridan Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday. They discovered the body of 51-year-old Patrick Murphy II after opening the driver’s side door.

Medical examiner Gregory Schmunk says Murphy was barely burned. The autopsy didn’t reveal any evidence of trauma or signs of any crime involved in Murphy’s death. A toxicology report is expected within six weeks.

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