Officials have identified the severely burned body of a man who was found inside a burning truck near Herscher last month.
Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner said DNA evidence identified the victim as 18-year-old Cody A. Rattin, of Herscher. Gessner said results of other toxicology reports are pending.
Cody is the son of Anthony and Michele Rattin, of Herscher.
On Oct. 17, Herscher firefighters made the grim discovery after they put out a truck fire on the east side of a barn on South 13000W Road at West 7500S Road.
A man called in at 6:11 a.m. after spotting the blaze. The case remains under investigation, and police have so far released little information and no leads.