Police: Body found in Triangle Park shot, burned

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed 37-year-old Demieko Hairston of Columbus was found dead inside Triangle Park Friday.

Police were called after a passerby reported seeing a dead body.

Police believe tire marks in the grass belong Hairston’s car, which they believe was somehow involved in the homicide.

The car was missing for a short time before police found it parked on Parkwood Drive. Police are now processing it, searching for any evidence that could explain what led to Hariston’s death.

Police say Hairston’s body was found burned and with a gunshot wound.

They believe they have the correct identity of the man, but just to be sure they working to confirm the identity through dental records.

Investigators say they’re now working to get more information from family members to piece together what happened.

Lieutenant Andrew Booher of the Dayton Police Department said, “We’re still interviewing people. With the name we have, we’re trying to interview those individuals to verify everything and to find out some kind of history on this individual.”

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