Body found inside burning car in Kentucky barn identified by officials

Published 7:08 am Saturday, February 27, 2021

A body found inside a burning car in a barn in Bourbon County has been identified as a Lexington man.

The Bourbon County coroner has identified the man as 38-year-old Lazarus Romell Parker, of Lexington. His cause of death was determined by the coroner to be a gunshot wound.

Parker’s body was found Feb. 9, after firefighters extinguished a car fire inside a barn on Hutchinson Road, close to the Fayette County line.

State police reported that the car was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after being alerted to the fire by a witness who saw it at about 5:30 a.m.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.