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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The Illinois State Police and detectives with the East St. Louis Police Department are investigating a homicide after a teenager was found shot to death inside a vehicle.

According to Trooper Calvin Dye Jr., an ISP spokesman, East St. Louis police contacted state authorities just after 1:20 a.m. Thursday to assist with the investigation.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was found dead inside a stolen Ford Mustang in the 400 block of 23rd Street, Trooper Dye said.