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Body found in burning car identified as Boaz man

Authorities say they've identified a body found in a burning car near Geraldine as that of a man who was reported missing over the weekend in Etowah County.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said an autopsy identified the body as Gary Lee Willis, 38, {}of Boaz. The sheriff said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The body was found around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in a car about one-tenth of a mile off County Road 135 near Geraldine.

The vehicle belonged{}to Willis, who was last seen Saturday night{}when he left his home.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said his department is working with DeKalb County to pursue leads in the case.

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