Burned body found in truck ID'd

Body found in bed of burning truck on Hwy 281

On Friday the Bexar County Sheriff's Office released the identity of man whose body was found burning in the bed of a pickup earlier this month.

On May 3, sheriff's deputies responded to a call for a vehicle on fire on Highway 281 South just north of the Atascosa County Line.

When they arrived, fire crews were putting out the fire and discovered a man's body in the bed of the truck.

The body has been identified as 42-year-old Benjamin Leon Ross.

Investigators have not released the cause of death, but said they are treating it as a homicide.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Bexar County Sheriff's Office tips line at 210-335-8477.

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