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Fort Worth man found dead in burning car is identified

A man found dead inside a burning car earlier this month behind a closed southeast Fort Worth business has been identified as 43-year-old Quinton Ruth of Fort Worth.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office has not yet ruled on Ruth’s official cause or manner of death.

Ruth’s body was discovered June 3 after emergency crews responded to vehicle on fire in the 3600 block of East Berry Street about 2:20 a.m. A police report states Ruth’s body, burned beyond recognition, was found seated in the driver’s seat after firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman said investigators had suspected the body was that of Ruth after tracking the vehicle to its registered owner, Ruth’s girlfriend.

“She told us who it was that should have been driving her car,” Loughman said.

No arrests have been made in the case, Loughman said, and the investigation is continuing.

Loughman said police have identified a man that had been with Ruth shortly before the fire was set.

“I cannot say for sure if he was with him at the time of his death,” Loughman said, declining to elaborate on the man’s role in the case.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd

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