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Man identified who was found dead inside burning vehicle

Posted January 3, 2020 4:57 p.m. EST

Jimmy Oxendine (Robeson County Sheriff's Office photo)

— The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who was found dead in a burning vehicle on New Year's Day.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins announced the death of Jimmy Ray Oxendine, 47, of Maxton. Deputies said an autopsy and toxicology report were performed Friday morning by the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh. The preliminary autopsy did not find that any type of gunshot, stabbing or assault caused Oxendine's death.

Deputies responded to the 300 block of Greely Road in Maxton to a vehicle fire on Jan. 1 at around 8:30 a.m. Prospect Fire Department responded to the vehicle fire.

Robeson County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Arson Divisions are investigating. Anyone with information about the case can call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 671-3170 or (910) 671-3100.

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