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Death of man found in burning car ruled homicide

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. – Police said a man whose body was found in a burning car was shot to death.

The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled the death of Vladimir Esquivel of Arlington Heights a homicide.

His body was found early Friday morning in a burning car near Algonquin and Dempster. The 29-year-old had been shot multiple times.

Police said it was not a random act and it’s now being treating as a homicide.

Crimestoppers of Mount Prospect is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads police to the killer.