Coroner: Man found in burning car had been shot


YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Coroner’s office has ruled the death of a man found in a burning car Friday afternoon a homicide.

Chief of Detectives Capt. Brad Blackburn said an autopsy revealed the victim, Anthony J. Bianco, 51, of Stevenson Road in Masury, had been shot.

Stevenson was found about 1:15 p.m. Friday in the front seat of a car that was on fire at Knapp and Seifert avenues on the East Side.

Anyone with information is asked to call 330-746-CLUE of Youngstown police at 330-742-8929.

Bianco’s death is the 10th homicide in 2016.

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