One of two people found dead in an explosive SUV fire Tuesday in Fort Worth was identified Wednesday.
The victim was John Hernandez, 34, no address listed, according to the Tarrant County medical examiners office website, which says he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, chest and abdomen.
The bodies of Hernandez and another victim were found in the back of a burning Cadillac Escalade on Tuesday night in east Fort Worth. At the scene Wednesday, a vacant lot at 5736 Wilbarger St. near East Loop 820, the incinerated vehicle was hauled away after homicide investigators finished processing the scene.
A similar incident happened about 1 1/2 miles from the location last month.
The body of Brittany “Pearl” Chappell, 30, was found Sept. 28 after a patrol officer saw a grass fire in a remote spot near the western edge of Lake Arlington in the 3500 block of South Cravens Road
Police did not indicate that Chappell’s death and the incident Tuesday were connected.