Public Safety

Man found dead in burning vehicle in Johnson County identified

Authorities say they don't find the death suspicious

A Johnson County squad car. (file photo)
A Johnson County squad car. (file photo)

Police say the man who was found dead inside a burning vehicle in rural Johnson County last week has been identified as 85-year-old Gerald Maye, of Riverside.

Maye’s body — which was identified Monday following an autopsy at the University of Iowa — was found Friday in a burning vehicle near Riverside, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office news release.

According to the release, the cause of Maye’s death remains undetermined, but it is not considered suspicious.

More information will be available following a final report from the Johnson County Medical Examiner.

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