Trucker found shot in truck in Detroit, rig burned

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Updated Nov 30, 2015
Boeglin and his wife, Ashley. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)Boeglin and his wife, Ashley. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)

A truck driver was found in Detroit June 27 shot to death inside his truck, which had been set on fire, according to multiple news reports from local news stations. 

Boeglin’s truck, after authorities put the fire out. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)Boeglin’s truck, after authorities put the fire out. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)

The driver was identified as 31-year-old Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind., according to Detroit 14 News. Detroit Police found Boeglin’s body inside the cab of his Freightliner, most of which had been destroyed in a fire. 

Five shell casings were found outside the truck, Detroit 14 reports, and medical examiners concluded gun shot wounds are what caused Boeglin’s death, Fox 2 Detroit reports

Boeglin’s wife, Ashley, says she talked to him around midnight. Ashley is pregnant with the couple’s first child, the reports say. 

Boeglin had parked at a building that was abandoned and gutted by scrappers while he waited to pick up a load at a nearby steel plant, according to Fox Detroit

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