Police release ID of man found dead in car on Brown Street Tuesday

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police Wednesday released the identity of the man who was found dead in the driver seat of a car on Brown Street Tuesday.

Police say the man is 44-year-old Rashad Jamal Byrd of Rochester. Police say he was found at around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday when people in the neighborhood noticed something suspicious about the car, stopped, saw his body inside and called 911.

As of Wednesday afternoon, police said they still can’t release any details about how Byrd died, but his death has been ruled a criminal homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157, CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300, or email MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov.