VSO Detectives Investigating Death Of Man Found In Burning Car

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DeLand, FL - The death of 21-year-old Jarius Cook is being investigated as a homicide by Volusia Sheriff's Office detectives.

The investigation began early Thursday (March 19) morning when detectives responded to the 900 block of South Delaware Avenue for a vehicle fire at 2:36 a.m.  Cook’s body was discovered in the vehicle after the fire was extinguished.

This is an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit at (386) 254-1537. Or contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS (8477) or online at Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida.

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