Body burned in Lordstown car identified as Michael Anderson

Body burned in Lordstown car identified as Michael Anderson


The Trumbull County coroner has identified the man found dead in a car in Lordstown Wednesday as Michael C. Anderson, 23, of 7th Street Southwest in Warren Township.

Police and firefighters were called to a burning car beside a cell phone tower on a gravel road on Industrial Trace Road near the GM Lordstown complex.

Lordstown Police Chief Brent Milhoan said Anderson was identified through dental records, but information on the cause of death has not yet been provided.

The car Anderson’s body was found inside belonged to an as-yet-undeterined family member or friend.

Police believe the fire began around 1:05 p.m. and was discovered by a passerby at around 1:20 p.m.

The cause of the fire is not yet determined, Milhoan said.

Anderson was not reported missing by family, and police don’t know yet where Anderson had been prior to the fire.

Anderson was sentenced to four years in prison in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court in January 2009 on convictions for aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary with a firearm.

He was released from prison last October.

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