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Man killed in Parkville car fire identified

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 10:20:19-05

A man killed after a car fire in Parkville Thursday has been identified.

Police said the body of 73-year-old Lewis Purvin Courts, of the 1700 block of Hartsdale Road, was found inside of a 2004 Dodge Caravan engulfed in flames at Parkway Plaza.

Just after 1:30 p.m., officers and fire crews responded to the shopping center in the 2300 block of Cleanleigh Drive for a vehicle fire report.

RELATED: Baltimore County fire officials investigating fatal car fire in Parkville

Officers arrived to find the navy blue minivan on fire with the victim inside.

The incident is still under investigation.

No criminal activity is suspected.

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