Ed Meyer

The body found Saturday night in a burning vehicle on Yukon Avenue in Akron has been identified as a Marshallville man.

Robert Workman III, 30, suffered extensive burns, but the cause of death remains under investigation pending additional forensic studies, a spokesman for the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said late Monday afternoon.

A news release from the medical examiner’s office on the preliminary autopsy findings provided no additional information about Workman nor his death.

Workman lived on Deerfield Avenue in Marshallville, a village in the northeast section of Wayne County.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards, the department’s spokesman, said the incident remains under investigation and that no further details were available Monday evening.

Police responded to a call at 11:12 p.m. Saturday that reported a sport utility vehicle fully engulfed in flames on Yukon near Stoner Street on the city’s west side.

After firefighters responded and put out the fire, the victim’s body was found inside the vehicle, Edwards said earlier.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Akron police detectives at 330-375-2490.

Information also may be provided anonymously by calling Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677), or by texting TIPSCO, plus the tip, to 274637. Tipsters might qualify for a cash reward.

Ed Meyer can be reached at 330-996-3784 or at emeyer@thebeaconjournal.com.