Body found in trunk of abandoned vehicle identified

March 22, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A body found in the trunk of an abandoned vehicle in a desert area east of Las Vegas has been identified.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that the body, discovered on March 7, was identified as Dr. Thomas Burchard, of Salinas, California.

A man driving through the remote area with his children at about 11 a.m. noticed a vehicle that had a rock thrown through one of its windows. A Las Vegas police release says officers checked the trunk and found Burchard’s body inside.

He was 71.

The coroner’s office says Burchard died from blunt force injury to the head, and his death was ruled a homicide.

No arrest had been made in his death.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com