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Lexington police continue working to identify burned body

Lexington police released a touched-up photo of the man whose burning body was found Sunday off Russell Cave Road.
Lexington police released a touched-up photo of the man whose burning body was found Sunday off Russell Cave Road.

Lexington police continued working Tuesday to identify a man whose body was found burning in a north Lexington driveway Sunday.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said detectives had received "quite a few" tips about the man's identity after police released his description and photo to media outlets Monday. But at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Roberts said police still "don't know 100 percent who he is."

Police were continuing to follow leads from callers, she said.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said Tuesday an autopsy had been completed and a cause of death determined, but he would not release information about the case because of the ongoing investigation.

"We've done everything we can do until they identify the person," he said.

The man was found in a driveway on Russell Cave Road near the Winburn neighborhood at 7:42 a.m. Sunday.

He is a black man, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a plaid shirt, shorts and K-Swiss brand tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about his identity or death is asked to call detectives at (859) 258-3700.

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