Officials ID body found in burned car near Toledo Bend

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Newton County officials have identified the body of an Orange man found inside a burning car near the Toledo Bend Dam in Newton County on May 16.

Toledo Bend firefighters found the body of Justin Taylor Martin, 21, while putting out the car fire at 12:05 a.m. that Friday.

DNA testing at Jefferson County Morgue confirmed the identification.

Sheriff Eddie Shannon said the case is an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information on the case should contact the sheriff's office at 409-379-3636.

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