• Investigators: Man, 77, burned in car not murdered

    Updated:

    LIGONIER, Pa. - A 77-year-old man found dead in a burning car behind a Ligonier Township bar wasn't murdered, though investigators have yet to determine if his death was an accident or suicide.

    Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal said 77-year-old Jay Francis Larva, of Southwest Greensburg, died of smoke inhalation and burn injuries.

    His body was found when firefighters were called to the car fire just before noon Tuesday behind the Washington Furnace Inn.

    Township police were continuing to investigate how the fire started. Once that's determined, the coroner may be able to issue a final ruling on the manner of Larva's death.

    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Investigators: Man, 77, burned in car not murdered

  • Headline Goes Here

    Looking back at The Blizzard of '93

  • Headline Goes Here

    Teen "set-up" by man he met on Grindr, beaten in ruthless attack

  • Headline Goes Here

    Police need help identifying woman found dead inside mall

  • Headline Goes Here

    Police: Child, 12, sent threat that closed Pennsylvania school district