From the Platte City Police Department, updated to reflect name of victim:
This morning at 5:25 a.m. members of the Platte City Police Department were dispatched to a car fire at 1881 Wilkerson Drive. At 6:50 a.m. Officers were dispatched to 2128 Catie Lane for another car fire and at 7:04 a.m. an unidentified male body was located in a truck at 2113 Wilkerson Drive that was not owned by the unidentified male. The truck had also been set on fire.
At this time the Platte County Sheriff’s Department, the Kansas City Bomb and Arson Squad, Kansas City Crime Scene Unit, ATF, State Fire Marshall, Jackson County Medical Examiner and Missouri Highway Patrol are assisting the Platte City Police Department in the investigation of the death and the arson.
The deceased male has been identified as Curtis Durbin M/W, 10/09/91 of 1810 First Street Platte City, MO 64079. The identification was made through fingerprint verification. The preliminary cause of death is smoke inhalation; high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) were found.