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Two People Found Dead In Car Nearly Set On Fire

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Police say the bodies were found in a car in the 3700 block of Eakin Road.

Two people have been found dead inside a parked car in west Columbus that police say someone was trying to light on fire.

Officers were called to the scene just off Sullivant Avenue late Monday night for a report of a man trying to light a rag on fire that was shoved inside the gas tank of a parked car.

When they arrived, they found two people inside the car, both unresponsive. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. They were identified as Caleb Jordan Killen and Jawuan Lamont Wade Reynolds, both 22.

Police say the fire was not successful and the suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.