CHATHAM TOWNSHIP — A man who was found dead in a burning vehicle in Medina County last month has been identified.
Daniel Mack, 48, of Bellevue, was identified as the person found in a vehicle on an oil access road off Garver Road on May 21, the Medina Gazette reported.
Beacon Journal/Ohio.com partner News 5 Cleveland reported the death has been ruled a suicide.
Medina County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ken Baca said Friday morning the man lived in Bellevue, which is at the intersection of Erie, Huron and Sandusky counties, but had family in Medina County, which is likely why he was in the area.
No foul play is suspected in the incident, said Baca, adding the man was found in his Chevy Cobalt.
The Medina County Sheriff’s Office previously said its communication center received a call reporting black smoke coming from the road, and the Chatham Township Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies found a motor vehicle fully engulfed in fire. Once the fire was out, fire department personnel and sheriff’s deputies found the body inside the vehicle.
The body was sent to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. A representative of that office referred questions to the Medina County Coroner's Office, where Coroner Lisa Deranek was not available for comment Friday morning.
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