Authorities identify man whose body was found in burnt vehicle in Newton County

A spokesperson for the Newton County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a man whose body was found inside a burnt vehicle on May 16.

The victim is identified as Justin Taylor Martin, 21, of Orange.

Martin's body was found inside the burnt vehicle close to the Toledo Bend Dam in Newton County.  His body was identified by the Jefferson County Morgue through DNA Testing.

The State Fire Marshall, Texas Rangers and other law agencies are assisting with the investigation.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Newton County Sheriff's Office at 409-379-3636.


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