Arrest made in April’s car-fire homicide on Syracuse’s north side

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — UPDATE TUESDAY 6/9/20 — Syracuse Police Investigators found the fire to be intentionally set. After numerous interviews and an extensive neighborhood canvas, Police identified Timothy Benack as a suspect. Benack was taken into custody on Monday, June 8. Benack is charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree.


Update Wednesday 4/29/20 with the name of the victim: Syracuse Police identified the body in the car as Justin Dougall, 44. The investigation continues and if you have any information you’re asked to call Syracuse Police at (315) 442-5222


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse police say a body was found inside a vehicle on fire early Tuesday morning.

Syracuse firefighters were called to the 100 block of Herbert Street near the corner of Spring Street just before 2 a.m. When they arrived on the scene they found the vehicle on fire.

After the fire was put out, investigators found a body inside the vehicle. Police have not identified the victim.

Syracuse police say the investigation is very active and ongoing. . If anyone has any any information, call the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222.

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