Body found in burned car

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss says the body of 34 year old Lamont Kenyon Patton was found off of FM 1275, just outside of the Nacogdoches city limits.

Kerss says the man was apparently shot, then put inside the trunk of a car.

That car was then set on fire.

Sheriff Kerss says investigators are speaking with family members.

The car was not registered to Patton, but it was one that he drove frequently.

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